Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Combination Bears (2003)


  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 9 × 4 × 3 inches
  • Reference Code: Q40630

“I have always carved bears but wanted to do something different. There are many people carving bears, so I wanted to do something new that would catch the eye of a collector. I started with a dancing bear but wanted to make it with a different base; I began with the idea of it being a mask, but this one became a prowling bear. I have never seen this done before. I have been carving a series of sculptures using different combinations of bears so that is why I call it this. I do carve often, but I am also very busy as chairman of the local youth committee and I also coach minor hockey too.”

Etidloi Adla

Etidloi Adla


Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1982- )

Etidloi is a son of Kumaarjuk Adla Pii and David Adla. His two brothers, Ashivak and Mappaluk, are also carvers.