7" Radiant Bear by Louie Uttaq

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Inuit art: Bear
Inuit Artist: Louie Uttaq
Size: 7" high, 7" wide, 2" deep
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
Material: Stone medium 
id: c-007

Louie Uttaq has chosen an exquisite orange pekoe coloured stone for his charming standing bear.  The bear is standing with arms and legs spread wide apart, inviting all aggressors to “step up to the plate”. 

I love the bear spirit.  It is courageous and awesome but at the same time comforting and warm.  

A beautiful departure from the more traditional black, brown and white bears.



Louie Uttaq, Gjoa Haven, Nunavut

Louie Uttaq (b.1996) is an Inuit artist from Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) NU whose practice consists primarily of sculpture. Uttaq comes from a family of artists. He and his father Leo Uttaq and Leo’s brother, carver Simon Uttaq, learned to carve from their father.

Louie creates a variety of carvings but specializes in the mammals and animals of the arctic region. His carvings of hunters and Polar bears are very distinct and treasured by collectors globally.

In 2018 the From Museum of Oslo, Norway purchased twenty-two of Louie’s carvings. Cruise passengers from many par t s of the USA, Europe and the United Kingdom have acquired many of his carvings and he continues to produce many creative pieces.

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