Merry Christmas 2020.
Christmas is my favourite time of the year.
For me, Christmas is about the birth of Christ, tradition, time with family and friends, gift giving, sparkling lights and reminiscing about the year gone by.
To say 2020 has been tumultuous, is, as they say, an understatement.
But it is at this time of year, that I feel most grateful to you, my loyal customers.
Over the years, there are some of you who have become friends.
Others call to chat and connect to the world of Inuit art.
And then, there are those people who see a carving on my website, purchase it and move on.
Believe me. You are all important to me.
Every day I understand and appreciate that without you, Inuitsculptures.com would not exist.
I am especially humbled and proud that even in these chaotic times, there are many of you who still see art as an important part of your life.
In 2018, I made the decision to open a brick and mortar Studio to compliment my online gallery.
The Studio has been open now for over a year and again, because of you, it has been a success.
In Spring 2020, after the lockdown began, it was almost impossible for me to purchase new carvings. I was graced with a small collection of sculptures that had been carved during the early months of the Pandemic.
We created the Covid Collection and offered our clients a special provenance documenting the unique world situation in which these pieces were formed.
The response of my clients was positive. Thank you for recognizing the importance of this Collection to the history of Inuit art and also to each artist who needed financial support.
I have also started collecting very large Inuit carvings (some of them weigh over 500 lbs) for my clients. These pieces have a spirit and personality as large as their mass.
My mission has always been to find the best Inuit art available for my clients.
Many of us who love Inuit art recognize that when it comes to the art world, it is still undervalued and does not receive the recognition it deserves.
On a positive note, I see that this attitude is slowly changing.
As the curator of Inuitsculptures.com, I have the best job in the world.
I take my inspiration from the artists themselves.
I greatly admire the innovative spirit and the determination of the artists who provide us with this uniquely Canadian art.
I too strive to be innovative in my mission to bring the best of Inuit art to my clients, so they can be proud of their collections and be ambassadors for the Inuit.
2020 has been an uncharted journey for all of us.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
I hope you are able to connect to those you love.
I appreciate you.
Curator and Owner