16" Dancing Bear by Late Noo Atsiaq (1985-2013)
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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Noo Atsiaq
Size: 16" tall, 6" wide. 9" deep Weight: 25 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine (light yellowish green, beautiful!)
This is a stunning dancing bear by the late Noo Atsiaq done in light color serpentine stone. It is a large dancing bear and the proportions and colour are absolutely incredible. The movement is very lively and is what caught my eye when seeing it for the first time.
Noo Atsiaq was one of the few premier Inuit artists who did dancing bears on a large scale. It is a huge loss to the inuit art world of his passing away.
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 carved people and caribou.