9" Dancing Bear by Esau Kripanik

Esau Kripanik

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Inuit art: Bear
Inuit Artist: Esau Kripanik
Size: 9" across, 7" tall, 7.5" wide, 4" deep
Community: Igloolik, NU
Stone: Limestone
id: ndc-178-267567fjjy

This pleasing composition, carved with a lively sense of movement and charming detail, exhibits the fact that Esau Kripanik knows no boundaries when creating his pieces which are fused with the accompaniment of mammal silhouettes.

Kripanik is my personal favourite artist. His pieces are so unique compared to other carvers. I love the stone he carves with and his signature designs he puts on the surfaces. 

Its sheer beauty will resonate throughout the entire room. Your audience is sure to be completely captivated by this piece.

Kripanik himself is from a very remote Inuit community called Igloolik where artists have a very unique style. They focus on creating sculptures that depict true realism. The stone used is rarely polished and these artists prefer a dry flat finish.

Kripanik is one of the top Inuit artists in the world for caribou and bear sculptures. This particular bear is personally our favourite, the most beautiful we've seen a long time. 

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