Monday, October 24, 2016

Human-Bear Transformations





















1. Simeonie Keenainak. (1932-...) Pangnirtung, Nunavut - Dancer Playing Drum, 1990 (whalebone, caribou antler, leather, tendons 58,0 x 47,0 x 32, 0 cm)

2. Qanaq Palluq. (1936-...) Clyde River, Baffin, Nunavut - Fight Between Man and Bear (whalebone, caribou antler 40,0 x 75,0 x 30.5 cm)

3. Attributed to Palu. Baffin, Nunavut - Hunter and Bear (serpentinite, leather 26,6 x 39,0  x 23,5 cm)

4. Thomas Sivuraq. (1941-...) Baker Lake, Kivallik, Nunavut - Transformation, 2004 (basalt 24,04 x 14,7 x 8,5 cm)

5. Abe Ukuqtunnuaq. (1944-...) Talloyoak, Kittimeot, Nunavut - Transformation, 1999 (pyroxene 31,8 x 37,5 x 15,8 cm)

6. Padlaya Qiatsuk. (1965-...) Cape Dorset, Baffin, Nunavut - Shaman Playing Drum, 2001 (serpentinite, caribou antler, leather 23,3 x 22, 0 cm)

7. Pauloosie Tukpanie. (1960-...) Iqualuit, Baffin, Nunavut - Transformation, 2005 (serpentinite 22,7 x 23,5 x 12,5 cm) 

8. Quveanatuliak Takpaungai. (1942-...) Man transformed into bear playing Accordion, 2006 (serpentinite) 

9. Davie Atchealak. (1947-2006) Iqualuit, Baffin, Nunavut - Dancing Bear, 1990 (whalebone 32,5 x 33,5 x 23,0 cm). The dancing bear represent a shamanic transformation between a bear and a human.

10. Nanelik Temela. (1939-...) Kimmiruk, Baffin, Nunavut - Dancing Bear, 2002 (serpentinite)

11. Davie Atchealak. (1947-2006) Cape Dorset, Baffin, Nunavut - Dancing Bears, 2006 (whalebone 43,7 x 31,3 x 10,2 cm)

12. Pauta Saila. (1916-...) Cape Dorset, Baffin, Nunavut - Standing Bear, 2002 (serpentinite, ivory 24,1 x 13,0 x 5,5 cm)

13. George Arluk. (1949-...) Arviat, Kivallik, Nunavut - Bear and Man, 1988 (soapstone 31.8 x 23,5 x 13,6 cm)

14. Iola Abraham Ikkidluak. (1936-2003) Kimmirut, Baffin, Nunavut - Transformation, 2000 (serpentinite 43,2 x 40,5 x 19,0 cm)

15. Lydia Qayaq. (1954-...) Clyde River, Baffin, Nunavut - Bear and Cub (serpentinite 12,0 x 20,7 x 8,9 cm)

16. James Ungalaq. (1964-...) Igloolik, Melville Peninsula, Nunavut - Hunter, Bear and Dogs, 2005 (whalebone 14,5 x 50,5 x 15,5 cm)

17. Eugene Epkanaq. (1939-...) Melville Peninsula, Nunavut - Hunting Scene on Walrus Jawbone, 1990 (10.0 x 19,0 x 22,5 cm)

18. Emily Pagnerk Illuitok. (1943-...) Kugaaruk, Nunavut - Hunting Scene, 2004 (walrus ivory, whalebone 6.3 x 23,5 x 5,5 cm)

19. Eugene Epkanaq. (1939-...) Melville Peninsula, Nunavut - Walrus Jawbone Carving (Man, Walruses, Bear and Narwhal), 2005 (20.9 x 20,1 x 12,6 cm)

20. Ashevak Tunnillie. (1956-...) Cape Dorset, Baffin, Nunavut - Bear Walking, 2004 (white marble)

3 comments:

Janas said...

Scans source: Nanouk, l'ours polaire - Fondation Bernard et Caroline De Watteville, Martigny, Suisse, 2007. Photos by Paul Dionne and Bernard Dubois.

Nanouk, l'ours polaire, at the Musee et Chiens du Saint-Bernard in Martigny, Switzerland, from June 2, 2007 to January 31, 2008. The exposition presents artworks from the private collections of Raymond Brousseau and Bernard de Watteville, and from the Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec.

sensiriddim said...

thanks for your blog!

Janas said...

Welcome, Sensiriddim and thank you for the comment!