Inuit art: Loon
Inuit Artist: Etulu Etidlodie
Size: 11" long, 4" tall, 3" wide, 4.5 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Carved with great skill and refinement, this sculpture brings to mind the work of the Nunavut Master Carvers Jimmy Iqaluq, Pitseolak Qimirpik and Napatchie Sharky.
The fastidiously etched body feathers coalesce into the pressed stone. This detail transforms the piece from a rigid static carving into a lively energized waterfowl!
This loon is an exquisite beauty with its embroidered feathers and its atomic proportions. The avant garde circles of Inuit art adore Etidlodie’s loons. They celebrate his talent by sponsoring his solo works and publishing his sculptures in the international Inuit art journals.
This graceful loon is new and comes with an Igloo tag of authenticity.
April 1976, Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition, Baffin Regional School, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories;
March - April 1982, Songs in Stone, The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, USA;
September - October 1984, On the Land, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, California, USA;
February 1993, Kunstwerke der Inuit, Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies
at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany