Heavy 8" Traditional Walrus 1990"s by late Johnny Temela
is on back order
Inuit art: Walrus
Inuit Artist: Johnny Temela
Size: 8" high, 9" wide, 5" deep 15 lbs (Heavy piece)
Community: Lake Harbour, NU
Stone: Serpentine (dark green)
This is stunning walrus carving done in a traditional minimalist style by the late Johnny Temela. The curves are stunning and the uniqueness of the piece are the main features which caught my eye.
The dark blotched green stone really give this piece an authentic feel to the traditional inuit life. It is a piece that would easily be selected for an Inuit art auction. The piece is made with a certain spirit the way it is done in a minimalistic, yet poignant and direct style from the older days.
Remarkably, this piece found its way in the back of the shelves and has never been sold before. Although it was made in the 90"s, it is a new piece, never owned previously.