5" 4 Way Diving Bear by Etulu Salomonie *Herculean Strength*

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Inuit art: Four Way Diving Bear       
Inuit Artist: Etulu Salamonie
Size: 7" across (6" horizontal), 6" tall,  5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 21
Stone: Serpentine
id: dfa-AL6102Pbejy

Masterpiece Sculpture!  Fantastic Movement! 

In my 15 years of being an Inuit art curator, I have seldom seen a four way Dancing bear.

Because they are challenging to carve, they are also challenging to locate for purchase.

The artist who can achieve this level of carving is a Master carver.

Salamonie is such an artist.

Etulu's pure black polar bear is diving forward onto his front paws and then flipping back onto his feet like a breakdancer.

Take a long look at all the pictures.  This bear is capable of balancing on each of its paws with really is an engineering miracle.

This agile polar bear is sublime. His happiness is contagious.

Etulu is an especially skilled carver to be able to sculpt this awe inspiring bear.

See our May 30, 2021 blog Spotlight on the Dancing Bear.


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