Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Johnny Manning
Size: 6.5" tall, 4" wide, 4" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This magnificent dancing bear shows Manning at his audacious best. His workmanship in the naturalistic portrayal of a bear is excellent, but the truly remarkable aspects of this bear is its concept of balance.
The stoically and dramatic black stone render this piece to new levels whereas the vibrancy is nothing short of stunning.
Johnny Manning (1985 - )
Johnny is a younger Inuit artist from Cape Dorset. He began carving at the age of 14. His father, Egeetsiaq Pitseolak, is also an established artist. Johnny learned carving by watching other carvers working. His favourite subject is bears. He is famous for his special attention to bears' facial features.