8" Scenting Bear by Noah Jaw
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Inuit art: Scenting Bear
Inuit Artist: Noah Jaw
Size: 8" long, 4.5" high, 4" wide
Community: Cape Dorset
Over the last several years, Jaw has emerged as one of my favorite artists for bears. Their is a quiet grace and disposition about his pieces that emulate a visage of beauty and class. His lines are crisp and his proportions are immaculate. I would consider Noah Jaw to be one of today's top artists for bears
Generally speaking, Jaw's medium and large-scale walking bears emphasize bulk and weight rather than the subtlety of line and form. This depiction of a walking bear is certainly bulky, but is elegant and refined as well. It is an accurate portrayal from every angle, with harmonious lines and volumes. The animal is not merely resting; it is truly at rest.
The balance, the atomic precision, and deep coloration in the stone make this piece worthy of being featured in any Inuit art chronicle.
For larger sized walking bears, Noah Jaw is the absolute best.
The size also has considerable mass to it and must be lifted using two hands.
Noah Jaw (1976 - )