9" Wolf by Bobby Anavilok

Bobby Anavilok

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Inuit art: Wolf
Inuit Artist: Bobby Nokolak Anavilok
Size: 9" across, 5.25" high, 2.25" wide
Community: Kugluktuk, NU
Stone: Dolomite
id: d-5588adjj

This is one of two wolves recently crafted by world renown Inuit artist, Bobby Anaviluk. Both wolves combined capture the essence of a wolf in a pack as seen most often.

This is a rendition of a real life wolf. In order to achieve the true grace and timid stance of this gorgeous mammal, Anaviluk had to painstakingly carve out each leg. This takes tremendous focus and patience for an artist to do. Wolves and caribous are by far the hardest subjects for an artist to carve. This is why they are not frequently seen.

The tenuous realism and visages of Arctic mammals have rendered Anavilok's craft as a distinctive, yet prominent mainstay for galleries alike. His work's fastidious proportions and exquisite beauty have allowed Anavilok's depiction of Northern wildlife to be celebrated among the avant-garde circles of Inuit art. 

The movements, the stone, the finish, the carved fur and everything else about this piece all encapsulate it as a masterpiece.

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