Inuit art: Owl
Inuit Artist: Joanasie ManningSize: 6" Long, 2" Tall, 4" wide Community: Cape Dorset, NU Stone: Serpentine id: dfa-7787Pdjjy
** Joanasie Manning SIGNATURE Owl carving
Large wide eyes.
These owl's eyes betray its inner alarm.
Notice the asymmetrical wings, one up, one down.
Does this young owl have a wounded wing rendering him unable to fly away from impending danger?
Or, is this owlet, preparing to fly away, hoping to remember all the pointers his parents taught him?
Joanasie Manning has a signature Owl carving.
This owlet is the junior version of Manning's signature piece.
I think Bird's Eye View is in the running for the carving with the largest eyes in our gallery.
This young raptor's eyes certainly express the most emotion of all our current carvings.
Indeed, I believe the most attractive feature of this piece, is its capacity to capture your heart!
Are you wanting to rush to this small raptor's rescue to save him from harm?
Joanasie is an internationally recognized Inuit carver who is the Master of the Inlaid Eye.
It is a gruelling technique that demands precision and obsessive dedication.
The eyes are the life and soul of his remarkable Owls.
Manning usually colours his Owls jet black or a sumptuous dark green.
When a carver "strays" from their usual routine, astute collectors sit up and take notice.
Manning chose to carve this Owl mom and her chick (12" Mother Owl and Chick) with this velvety deep mustard colour speckled with black.
This is Joanasie flexing his imagination muscle.
PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008
We promise to send you only good things