8” Walking Bear by Louie Uttaq
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Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Louie Uttaq
Size: 8" long, 4.5” high, 3” wide
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
Material: Stone medium & Caribou bone
This is a beautiful rendition of a walking bear by Louis Uttaq. The rawness and rudimentary angles make this a timeless piece out of Gjoa Haven, NU.
PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008
Louie Uttaq, Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
Louie Uttaq (b.1996) is an Inuit artist from Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) NU whose practice consists primarily of sculpture. Uttaq comes from a family of artists. He and his father Leo Uttaq and Leo’s brother, carver Simon Uttaq, learned to carve from their father.
Louie creates a variety of carvings but specializes in the mammals and animals of the arctic region. His carvings of hunters and Polar bears are very distinct and treasured by collectors globally.
In 2018 the Fram Museum of Oslo, Norway purchased twenty-two of Louie’s carvings. Cruise passengers from many par t s of the USA, Europe and the United Kingdom have acquired many of his carvings and he continues to produce many creative pieces.