This is a fantastic carving by Mosesee Pootoogook, an Inuit artist from Cape Dorset. This piece has been carved from serpentine, his preferred stone to work with. The stone has been wonderfully carved and brought to a high polish, allowing the beauty of the stone to shine. The bear is a slightly odd proportion but that somehow adds to the charm of the piece. This is a fun piece that evokes a joyful mood.