Preserving the Past for Our Future
This small (5"H) , elegant and humorous sculpture was created by an artist of the Iqaluit community in Cape Dorset, Canada (pop. est. 1000). This is the most famous art-producing community in Canada's north.
The Cape Dorset scuptural style is rooted in a love of naturalism and an interest in both wildlife and the spirit world. Carvers pride themselves on their ability to create delicately balanced works in stone. Sculptures exhibit a strongly stylized or elegant naturalism and are generally highly finished.
Serpentine is generally the stone of choice. It is very hard, takes a high polish, and ranges in color from very pale green to almost black. Veins of different shades are nearly always visible in the area.
This work is certified by the Canadian Government as an authentic work of the Inuk artist, Ashoona Kilabuk.