This sculpture, of a Bear Shaman, was crafted by the hands of Nuveeya Ipeelie around 1988, and is a beautiful example of the skill and creativity of the late artist. Featuring a thick mustache and a very stylized bear’s head, this piece is makes quite the statement!
Title: Bear Shaman c.1988
Artist: Nuveeya Ipeelie (1920 - 2010)
Community: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Size: 10.75" tall
Materials: Serpentine, antler
"Coming of the Peacemaker" by Wayne Sky (c.1999) Brazilian Steatite.
Title: Black Bear MaskArtist: Hib SabinCommunity: Santa Fe, New Mexico: A bronze from an Edition of 50. A beautiful Black Bear mask - the slight graying of his fur gives him the "wisdom of the ages".Size: 12" tall; 7" x 6¾"Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint; Steel...
Bear Shaman Pin/Pendant by Denise Wallace (#2 of 5; 1988) This is a Transformation piece representing the Bear Shaman and is derived from an element in Denise's 1988 masterpiece "Transformation/Shaman Belt" now in the collection of the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California. It...