8.25" Dancing Bear by Noo Atsiaq
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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Noo Atsiaq
Size: over 8.25" tall, 4" deep, 5" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
The sculpture is made out of Cape Dorset stone serpentine. The carving is completely perfect, brand new! The sculpture is signed by the artist.
What really strikes me about Noo Atsiaq's work are that his dancing and walking bears seem to almost want to float into weightlessness on their own. They are so elegantly and gracefully carved. His contours and edges are smooth and rounded to such a finite detail that it allows the carving to achieve a certain poise, disposition and grace unlike any other dancing bears out there. This is why he is considered one of the most talented artists alive for dancing bears.
Since he is still under 40 years old, the fact that he has already mastered this skill makes him poised to become one of the most famous artists around and is certain to join the ranks as one of the greats in Inuit art.
The dark color, grace with beautiful veins riding against the skin, and movement and gorgeous shiny polish for this bear is beautiful and full of life.
NOO ATSIAQ (1985-present)
Noo Atsiaq was born in Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), Nunavut and now lives and carves in Cape Dorset, the capital of Inuit art. His Parents are Alashua Atsiaq and Piulia Pudlalik Atsiaq. Noo has been carving since he was a young kid. He was initially taught by watching other carvers. His favorite subject is bears, dancing, diving and walking. Sculptures by Noo Atsiaq are well known and thought after in the Inuit art collectors world. He also occasionally carves people and caribou.