9" Black Chubby Diving Bear by Alariaq Shaa
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Inuit art: Diving Bear
Inuit Artist: Alariaq Shaa
Size: 9" long, 7" high, 4.5" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Fantastic large diving bear! Perfectly balanced!
This magnificent dancing bear shows Shaa at his audacious best. His workmanship in the naturalistic portrayal of a bear is excellent, but the truly remarkable aspects of this bear is its concept and its sense of balance.
The black marble stone use is divine and brilliant from all sides.
This monumental work is possibly unique in Shaa's oevre in that it strays from his more medium sized format of dancing bears. Shaa is just as famous for his depiction of dancing bear as is the likes of other greats like Nuna Parr and Joe Kavik. He has created an impressive body of sculptures depicting human figures and other animals as well, but it is his affinity with the dancing bear that has captured the imagination of collectors.
Alariaq Shaa is in the highest accolades and ranks among artists from Cape Dorset.
The carving is completely perfect! We buy directly from the artist and can offer you better deals.