Dancing polar bear
Danza dell'orso polare
Ceramic, oil painting, varnish
H 35 W 26 L 15 cm - 3,6 Kg each
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These carefully balanced creatures suggest the angakoq (shaman) poised between heaven and earth, ready for transformation and flight. The Inuit believe that after death they return as an animal thus continuing the chain of life. The Bear represents the “king” of the Arctic animal kingdom so to return as a polar bear is the most favored choice. Returning as a polar bear the Inuit is happy and dances to show pleasure of joy.