RESERVED** Black Marble Masterpiece Walking Bear by Morris Alorut
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Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Morris Alorut
Size: 16" long, 8" high, 28 lbs
Community: Iqaluit, NU
Stone: Black marble
Alorut has been a prolific carver for several decades and although he carved some great works in his lifetime, it is fair to say that this particular bear is at the epitome height of his career.
This bear sculpture is a masterpiece; certainly a prime example of how a bear should look. Carved from a piece of black marble stone, it is exquisitely finished to the highest order a carver can do. This carving has fantastic movements.
The beautiful craftsmanship, the movements, the historical context and the importance of this walking bear in Inuit folklore, speaks eloquently of the physical and spiritual relationship between man and mammal.
The highlight of this piece is exclaimed through the stunning black marble stone setting. This establishes a gateway to a euphoric dynamic where the sculpture is completed to a degree of perfection rarely ever seen.
This is not only a gorgeous black marble piece, but the surface flows so smoothly I could not believe how streamlined and refined it was. The electric black stone and overall disposition of this piece make it an incredible carving.
Morris Alorut is a very well established artist and is recognized internationally for his dancing bears. His sculptures are full of life and movement. This is what attracts Inuit art enthusiasts to his works.