Apple Green Diving Bear by Noo Atsiaq
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Inuit art: Diving Bear
Inuit Artist: Noo Atsiaq (1979)
Size: over 7" long, 3" deep, 5" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is a spectacular apple green diving bear by the acclaimed Inuit artist Noo Atsiaq. This masterpiece was acquired directly from his hands in Cape Dorset (arctic Canada). This stunning Inuit carving comes with an Igloo Tag (Certified of Authenticity).
This sculpture measures over 7" long, 5" wide, 3" deep.
The sculpture is made out of Cape Dorset stone serpentine. The carving is completely perfect, brand new! The sculpture is signed by the artist.
What really strikes me about Noo Atsiaq's work is his dancing and walking bears seem to almost want to float into weightlessness on their own. They are so elegantly and gracefully carved. His contours and edges are smooth and rounded to such a finite detail that it allows to achieve a certain poise, disposition and grace unlike any other dancing bears out there. This is why he is considered one of the most talented artists alive for dancing bears.
Since he is still under 40 years old, the fact that he has already mastered this artful skill makes him poised to become extremely famous and to join the ranks as one of the greats in Inuit art.
In particularly about this piece, it has a gorgeous and electrifying apple green color. It is a unique color that artists in Cape Dorset use from time to time. I enjoy carvings with this color because it often makes a statement to its audience. Its dramatic and electrifying color really make it noticeable. The usual amazing attributes such as grace, and movement for this bear are also equally beautiful and full of life. This of course is what makes Noo such a well known artist and soon to be established as one of the most famous Inuit artists in the world.
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NOO ATSIAQ (1985-present)
Noo Atsiaq was born in Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), Nunavut and now lives and carves in Cape Dorset, the capital of Inuit art. His Parents are Alashua Atsiaq and Piulia Pudlalik Atsiaq. Noo has been carving since he was a young kid. He was initially taught by watching other carvers. His favorite subject is bears, dancing, diving and walking. Sculptures by Noo Atsiaq are well known and thought after in the Inuit art collectors world. He also occasionally carves people and caribou.