9" Walking Bear and Seal by Esa (Esau) Kripanik

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Inuit art: Walking Bear and Seal
Inuit Artist: Esa Kripanik
Size: 9" across, 6" long, 3" wide. Weight: 2.8 lbs
Community: Igloolik, NU
Stone: Limestone
id: ndc-158-265932cij

This is yet another masterpiece by world famous Esa Kripanik.

His works are always so masterfully carved, and with the particular whitish grey limestone that he uses, his pieces have become synonymous in the inuit art world as being the very best and most original. 

What strikes me most of this piece are the multi-coloured elements used. The contrast between the grey base and the white stone make this carving really "pop".

It is an absolutely gorgeous bear from a very remote Inuit community called Igloolik. It is a community which is very isolated from the other northern communities. Artists here have a unique style. They focus on creating sculptures to look as real as possible. The stone is rarely polished and they prefer a dry flat finish.

What also makes sculptures by Esa Kripanik so different are the engravings often found on their sides. 

The carving is completely perfect, brand new!  We buy directly from the artist therefore can offer you better deals.

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