Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Samayualie Akesuk
Size: 4" tall, 2" wide, 1.5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 7/22
Small bears are one of THE quintessential pieces of Inuit art.
People are drawn to “small” objects, perhaps as a subconscious return to childhood innocence.
Small bears, in particular, are enchanting. I never have enough of them on hand for my clients.
Their spirit is all-encompassing.
Twiggy's joie de vivre is contagious.
His warm green colour is dynamic and electric.
His dancing posture is comical and yet it commands respect.
I believe the small bear is the most sought-after carving for gifting.
Because of their extreme affordability, they are often purchased in multiples.
What could be more joyous than two small bears dancing together?
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