9.5" Diving Bear by Ningeosiak Ashoona
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Inuit art: Diving Bear
Inuit Artist: Ningeosiak Ashoona
Size: 9.5" high, 6" wide
Community: Cape Dorset
The highlight of this piece is exclaimed to the stunning black marble stone setting. This establishes a gateway to a euphoric dynamic where the sculpture is completed to a degree of perfection rarely ever seen.
Some of the greatest works of Inuit sculpture defy analysis. And sometimes the adjectives actually seem to contradict one another. How can a sculpture have a commanding presence and yet also be genuinely winsome? How can a work be quirkily naive and yet highly refined? How can a sculpture be truly monumental and yet oh so caressable? This masterpiece has all of these qualities and probably a few more besides.
The reflection, polish and shine are divine. The proportions are perfect and very life like.