One of the most powerful creatures on earth, the Polar Bear has, over the years, become the iconic symbol of the Arctic. Created by major artists of Baffin Island including Enook Manomie, Moshe Kelly, Pauloosie Adamie, Ashevak Tunnillie and Ashevak Adla, this collection, carved mostly in the 1990's, features beautiful serpentine bears in their various behaviors – dancing, stalking, sleeping, protecting their young.
Also included are works by Paulatuk sculptors Abraham Anghik Ruben and Floyd Kuptana as well as Isaac Sala and Lucassie Appaqaq from Sanikiluaq and two wonderful whalebone pieces by Alaskan Yupik artist Wilson Oozeva. You are invited to visit the gallery and enjoy over 80 sculptures on display depicting the majesty and beauty of Nanuk, the Arctic's treasured symbol.
THROUGH JUNE 2, 2012
Click the bear to view the collection