20" Scenting Bear by Ashevak Adla

Ashevak Adla



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Inuit art: Scenting Bear
Inuit Artist: Ashevak Adla
Size: 20" long, 9.5" high, 9" wide.
Very heavy, weights 60 pounds.
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: serpentine (fantastic light green, rare)


Had a Long Wait before Getting this One - Enjoy! Museum Quality!!!

Large bears by Ashevak Adla are always in demand, they get sold fast. This is an extremely rare large light green scenting bear by him. A must have for your collection. 

A center piece for an art gallery.


Ashevak Adla (1977- )

Ashevak was born at the nursing station in Cape Dorset, the eldest child of Kumajuk and David Adla. He started carving when he was eleven years old with his grandfather's, Audla Pee, tools. Ashevak used to watch him making birds, so he started off making something a little easier, like the heads of birds or seals. 

Ashevak is a full time carver, since there isn't much work in Cape Dorset. He would like to continue to carve and is not anxious to find another line of work. He used to work with an axe and hacksaw, but now he makes more carvings using power tools. He loves making birds with their wings wide open. He says he learned by watching Nuna Parr and his son, Jutani, working on bears. Ashevak remembers when he was a child his other grandfather, Kalai Adla, told him that when he grew up he would be a carver.

Exhibitions
2001 Young Carvers from Cape Dorset: JohnnyLee Pudlat and Ashevak Adla, The Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
2000 Ashivak Adla: The Artist's Hand Inuit Sculpture Portfolio, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1999 Nature and Transformation: Inuit Art, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
1997 Stone and Bone, The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, Sun Valley Centre for the Arts and Humanities, Ketchum, ID
1988 Die Kunst aus der Arktis, presented by Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, in Gutersloh, Germany


Publications
2005 Cape Dorest Sculpture FEATURED FRONT COVER PAGE 97,100


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