Sunday, November 12, 2006

Melissa's Favorite

Hello everyone,
This is a carving by a elder in Baker by the name of Toona. His work is in the national Art Gallery in Ottawa and has been given as gifts to foreign heads of state. As you can see Baker artist have a much rougher and more primative style than Repulse. Toona is very old school and very simple in his carvings, he just emphasis's the rock shape. I had Toona make several pieces for us but this is the largest. It is a traditional dancer carved in black soapstone and stands about 8 inches high and weighs in at a hefty 5 pounds. Melissa loves this piece (his name is Mr Tippy)
Take Care

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