8" Walking Polar Bear by Late Noo Atsiaq
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Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Noo Atsiaq (1985-2014)
Size: 8" long, 3" wide, 4.25" tall, 4 Lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
PLEASE NOTE** THESE ARE THE LAST AVAILABLE NOO ATSIAQ BEARS SELLING NEW ON THE MARKET TODAY
Recently, I was able to acquire the last remaining new Noo Atsiaq bears that are left today on the market. i had to salvage all of my resources and networks in order to acquire them in time for the holiday season. After receiving them I must say, I am in complete admiration of Noo Atsiaqs talents and can see why he has garnished the many accolades and achievements he has for his bears. In short, he was a master of his craft and is sadly missed by the art world.
The sculpture is made out of Cape Dorset stone serpentine. The carving is completely perfect, brand new! The sculpture is signed by the artist.
What really strikes me about Noo Atsiaq's work are that his dancing and walking bears seem to almost want to float into weightlessness on their own. They are so elegantly and gracefully carved. His contours and edges are smooth and rounded to such a finite detail that it allows the carving to achieve a certain poise, disposition and grace unlike any other dancing bears out there. This is why he is considered one of the most talented artists alive for dancing bears.
This piece is a perfect walking bear. A typical example of why Noo is so talented. The stone he uses is a darkish black / beige. It contrasts nicely to its surrounding which add a touch of style and sophistication. The shape and contours are equally dramatic and radiate a serious and poignant disposition. This of course is what makes Noo such a well known artist and soon to be established as one of the most famous Inuit artists in the world.
NOO ATSIAQ (1985-present)
Noo Atsiaq was born in Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), Nunavut and now lives and carves in Cape Dorset, the capital of Inuit art. His Parents are Alashua Atsiaq and Piulia Pudlalik Atsiaq. Noo has been carving since he was a young kid. He was initially taught by watching other carvers. His favorite subject is bears, dancing, diving and walking. Sculptures by Noo Atsiaq are well known and thought after in the Inuit art collectors world. He also occasionally carves people and caribou.