Large and heavy 13 lbs Black Marble Stone Bear by Nuyalia Tunnillie
is on back order
Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Nuyalia Tunnillie
Size: 10" Long, 5" deep, 6" wide. Weight: 12.5 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is an absolutely gorgeous classic black walking bear. I liked it instantly when I saw it. The gorgeous Black marble from Quebec is breathtaking and very striking to the eyes. It takes on a gorgeous polish allowing it to have a beautiful reflective surface. The proportions and lines are bar none on this piece. The voluptuousness and curvatures of this piece really allow it to take on a grace of its own. The left paw that is slightly hanging down adds a beautiful full motion dimension.
The bear weighs 13 lbs and is quite large with much mass to it. A definite centrepiece for any collection.
Nuyalia Tunnillie (1987 - )
Nuyalia was born in Iqualuit on May 21, 1987. Being part of a family of carvers, Nuyalia began carving at the age of eleven or twelve. He learned by watching his brother Ashevak Tunnillie and his grandfather Qavaroak Tunnillie carve. Nuyalia is mostly famous for his dancing bears, but sometimes he also makes walruses, seals and birds. Other themes that he chooses to explore include human figures engaged in activity, mother and child, transformations, and modern arctic scenes.