18" High Five Dancing Bear Ashevak Adla
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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Ashevak Adla
Size: 18" tall, 8" wide, 18 Lbs.
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
** This item is Eligible for Layaway Plan
MUSEUM CALIBRE SCULPTURE!!!!!
Which bear carver excites my curator soul?
Hands down, I’d have to put Ashevak Adla at the top of my list!
This artist understands the nature of the bear. He worships this animal.
Each new sculpture is more dynamic, more spirited and more enchanting.
In my opinion, it takes decades of experience and innate talent for an Inuit carver to obtain the elite ranking of a Master Carver. Very few artists reach this status.
I love EVERYTHING about this glorious bear.
The explosive lime green colour, the perceived motion of the arms and legs, the chubby torso, and the long muscular neck. His right arm and large paw is raised in a High Five.
And finally, I am a huge fan of the finely chiseled head with the nose upturned to the sky; as if it is searching for its creator.
This particular piece definitely has a place in my curator heart.
Adla’s bears (dancing, running, walking) will be celebrities in your collection. You won’t be satisfied with just one of his bears. You will never tire of his work.
See our May 30, 2021 blog Spotlight on the Dancing Bear.
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