5" Dancing Bear by Mosesee Pootoogook *Reach for the Top*

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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist:  Mosesee Pootoogook
Size: 5" long, 3" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 21
Stone: Serpentine
id: dfa-AL7189Nbjjy

Mosesee is one of my top go-to bear artists. His small dancing bears are some of the most fascinating sculptures because he always carves with humor AND originality.

What I love about this bear is his slim body habitus and his overly long arms.

Look at his arms.  He can reach up and touch the sky.
Even his neck is extra long.

These exaggerated body parts are an example of Moses' humour but also his esthetic.  He is never happy with the mundane.

And the colour pattern of the stone is mesmerizing.

More and more, I find myself attracted to these unusual colours of the stone.

Somehow, the silhouette of the carving is enriched by these multicoloured patterns.

I have so much respect for Moses' creative eye.

See our May 30, 2021 blog Spotlight on the Dancing Bear.


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