Inuit art: Diving Bear
Inuit Artist: Tim (Timothy) Pee
Size: 4.5" tall, 3" wide, 2" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
One of our favorite artists for bears is the incredibly talented Tim Pee. His bears are always very well proportioned, detailed and graceful.
Some of the greatest works of Inuit sculpture almost defy analysis and sometimes the adjectives themselves seem to contradict one another. Perhaps the same holds true for this bear as it cannot decide which way is up nor down. The relentless choice between right and wrong that confronts our daily conscience is the leitmotif of this piece.
The incredible and eye catching stone and the unique colouring of this piece gives it elegance and beauty. This carving would light up any room it is placed in.