Bear and Fish by Joseph Suqsiaq
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Inuit art: Bear and Fish
Inuit Artist: Joseph Suqslaq
Size: 8" long, 4" deep, 4" tall. Weight: 2.12 lbs.
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
This is an amazing piece by Joseph Suqslaq. What is so captivating about this are the different coloured tones of stone he uses. The sandstone beige textures of the bear gives a certain bravado and panache that this piece deserves. The darkish black stone used for the seal contrasts beautifully with the bear.
The textures are done in a raw format, emulating the rugged surroundings of the Canadian North that this bear must endure to survive. The proportions are outstanding as well as the overall detail.
I was quite happy to get my hands on this piece.