Inuit art: Geese
Inuit Artist: Johnysa Mathewsie
Size: 15" long, 7" wide, (each goose is about 4" tall), 13 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is a beautiful composition of our Canadian northern geese. It is a piece by the famed Johnysa who has never attempted a subject like this before. As depicted in this stunning piece of work, the beautiful geese are within their natural habitat.
The aura of the piece has a positive and happy glow. Each goose is uniquely carved and in perfect unison with the overall flow of the piece.
It is unequivocally a rare composition in itself and is what I consider a perfect carving. As a representation of Canada, It would make a real statement as a gift to a foreign delegate.
Johnysa Mathewsie (1984 - )
Johnysa comes from a Cape Dorset family of famous artists.His grandfather Lukta Qiatsuq and his father Qiatsuq Qiatsuq are both carvers. Padlaya Qiatsuq, who is an active renowned Cape Dorset artist is Johnysa's uncle.
Johnysa learned to carve at an early age by watching other artists in his family and the community. Now, in his 30th, he is an established carver with about 20 years of experience. Canada geese are his specialty.