Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Ottokie Ashoona
Size: 5" tall, 3" wide, 1" deep, 10.2 oz
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is a two way bear as it can dance on either his left or right rear paws.
The colour of this piece is gorgeous; a beautiful apple green. The movements are precise and the overall glow of the bear is warm. This gorgeous bear would make a wonderful gift.
This piece is signed and comes with an igloo tag.
Ottokie Ashoona (1970 - )
Ottokie Ashoona was born in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island. Ottokie comes from a family of Inuit artists, his father, Kaka, and his uncle, Kiawak, were the two most renowned Cape Dorset carvers. His grandmother, Pitseolak Ashoona, was a famous graphic artist. His older brother is Ohito Ashoona, who is also a carver. Ottokie learned a lot of carving techniques from Ohito by watching him.
Ottokie's favourite subject is the polar bear.