Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Qavavau Ashoona
Size: 8" across, 5" tall, 6" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 19
Some of the greatest works of Inuit sculptures defy analysis.
Sometimes adjectives used to describe the piece can be contradictory.
For instance: this Ashoona bear is strong AND winsome
Quirky AND refined.
Monumental AND endearing.
Brown Sugar has all these characteristics.
He is perfectly balanced.
His cuddly demeanour resembles a Teddy Bear.
You want to put your arms out and pull him to you.
Rather than a plain rich brown serpentine stone, this stone is completely speckled with a caramel colour.
This speckling creates a 3D effect that gives the piece even more mass.
Do you know someone who marches to the beat of their own drum that would love this enchanting individualist?
See our May 30, 2021 blog Spotlight on the Dancing Bear.
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