Bear Sculpture

by Tony Oqutaq
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 A hand-carved polar bear in a standing pose. Made from dark serpentinite stone and polished to a beautiful smooth finish. 

Approximately 18 x 6.5 x 2 cm 

Tony Oqutaq was born on April 24, 1977.  His father is Enooky Oqutaq (brother of the renowned Oshuitok Ipeelie) and his mother is Qimipiqiluq Oqutaq. One of Tony’s grandmothers was the great Sheojuk Oqutaq. Tony started to carve when he was 20 years of age. His favourite subject matters is the polar bear because as he says “I am amazed that polar bears are so powerful and are such good hunters”.