Sunday, 23 November 2008

inuit dancing bear



I have been very fortunate to have received a gift of a beautiful Inuit dancing bear serpentine stone sculpture and I've been itching to work on my interpretation of the subject. I had a crack at a dancing polar bear (a traditional Inuit theme) in my story Pisugtook (previously on this blog/on my website). I just love Inuit sculpture and graphic artwork. It is not only a movement (if that is even the right term) based on a very well observed and stylised interpretation of people and animals. One of the biggest draws for me is the great humour and playfulness that skilled Inuit artists inject into their work. I heartily recommend that you google the sculptor of my little bear, a remarkably talented guy called Markoosie Papigatok. I'm really delighted to have a piece of his work to look at every day. If you want to be inspired (and have a laugh, page 111, never fails to raise a smile :) you should pick up a copy of "Inuit Art: An Introduction" by Ingo Hessel and Dieter Hessel.

Enough for now, TTFN

7 comments:

Yeruza said...

muy lindos trabajos
me gusta la textura!!

Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli said...

I like what you've done here. The textures and the shapes are quite nice.

Gorillustrator said...

Love the pose on the dancing bear.
Digging all the plane stuff you have been posting too, the tube mouthed start swallower being a fave.

André said...

Excellent style Matt!
I just want to let you know that I have awarded you with a silly little 'prize' on my blog.

qualia said...

oh, the dancing the bear is just lovely. the pose give a feel of real joie de vivre, wonderful.

krisztina maros said...

oh, it's a watercolor, isn't it?? i was so curious for your paintings and i really like this one! so fine colours and textures - you should paint with wc (as well). the dancing bear is just perfect!

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Beautiful art, there are many talented people with their hands, too bad not many are known.