Handcrafted by Jonas Faber, Qaqortoq, Greenland.
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Embracing Stone Sculpture by Jonas Faber, Qaqortoq, Greenland,
Jonas Faber was born in 1944 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. At the age of 10 his family relocated to Denmark. He arrived in British Columbia in 1974 and established a business importing Greenlandic art. By fortunate accident he discovered that not only did he have an eye for art but also a talent for creating it. Eventually Mr. Faber ceased importing art and began creating and marketing his own. He educated himself in the properties of the medium and, drawing on his experiences as a boy, transformed raw stone into lively, emotion filled works of art. Jonas developed his talent. His sculptures are now collected throughout the world including by the Royal Danish family. Jonas moved to Baja California Mexico for eight months then returned to B.C. in the fall of 1997, settling Princeton. He began designing a line of silver jewelry featuring the dancing bears, inukshuk, ulu and inukshuk snowflakes. While hunting in the area he discovered a significant archaeological site. In conjunction with a team of professionals, he is researching this site. Jonas keeps active with his art, hunting discoveries and adventures. He has traveled to 34 countries including all continents except Antarctica and is fluent in 3 languages. His art is a reflection of his rich life experiences, Inuit heritage and colorful, jovial personality.
|Dimensions||6 × 3.5 × 1.5 in|