Small Bear Carving - Stan Hill
Stanley R. Hill (1921 - 2003) Mohawk Nation, Turtle ClanStanley R. Hill (1921 - 2003) Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan is an internationally exhibited Iroquois sculptor from Six Nations, Ontario. His sculptures are in the permanent collection of several widely recognized museums including the Iroquois Museum, Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, Rochester Museum and Science Center, and Bolle Museum in France.Stanley Hill discovered his artistic talents when he retired in 1975 from a career as a structural steelworker. Often he represents animals, birds, or wampum belts in his sculpture, and experiments with representing the human face. As a bone sculptor, he sees a link between himself and his forefathers who carved handsome combs and figures as well as household articles from bone.
Stanley had a close relationship with bears and carved them in many ways. This very sensitive image of a bear is from deer or moose antler, dated and signed 1990
This carving is approximately 3 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall with a depth of 3 inches.