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Inuit Peter Parr polar bear stone sculpture carving

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Polar Bear Walking by Peter Parr (Canadian-Inuit, born 1970). A large sculpture of a polar bear carved from green Serpentine. Circa 2000. Size: 17 inches length x 9 inches height x 8 inches depth. Peter Parr is an Inuit sculptor who works in the Cape Dorset region, at the southern extremity of Baffin Island, Canada. This region is home to many Inuit artists and stone carvers. Peter Parr is from a family of artists. He is the son of Nuna Parr and his grandparents were graphic artists. Peter has been carving since the age of eight and his sculpture has been increasing in popularity as it is rooted in his love for nature and the wildlife of the surrounding landscape. In this example, he has rendered in green serpentine a large polar bear, which he has captured as it walks. The sculpture is signed by him on the underside and retains the Canadian government label. It was purchased from Galerie D'Art Vincent in Ottawa in about 2000.