Inuit art: Ptarmigan / Bird
Inuit Artist: Kulula Itulu
Size: 12" long, 7" tall, 8" wide. Weight: 9 lbs
Community: Kimmirut (Lake Harbour), NU
This Ptarmigan is of first generation Eskimo style art. Its rendition of a Bird is done in a minimalist format, a standard theme for this generation of carvers. The rudimentary lines and proportions are done in a 2-dimensional effect which achieves a sense of rawness and naturalistic beauty.
Its bulk and mass make it a central figure that commands attention.
KULULA ITULU (1952- )
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE: An Exhibition of Art and Crafts from
Dene and Inuit of Canada. Santa Fe, N.M.: Institute of American
Native Arts Museum, 1995