Prowling Bear

Inuit Fine Art

Prowling Bear
Ohito Ashoona
64 x 80 cm

Ohio Ashoona is better known as a sculptor of realistic and finely carved polar bears. This is his first etching, and he brings the same powers of observation to the page as to the stone. I love the pink background in this image, which adds another dimension of colour and texture. The effect is achieved through chine colle, which involves pressing a thin sheet of fine Japanese paper - in this case, pink - over the image and printing both at the same time.