8" Dancing Bear by Qavavau Ashoona *To the Beat of His Own Drum*

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Qavavau Ashoona


$1,480.00 CAD



Inuit art: Dancing Bear     
Inuit Artist: Qavavau Ashoona
Size: ­­­­8" across, 5" tall, 6" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine
id: dfa-7168Nhjjy

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.

This bear has all these characteristics.  Our bear is perfectly balanced. He is more ample in size than the average dancing bear which sets him apart from the crowd.

Also, the stone he is carved from is fascinating.

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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