Inuit art: Walrus
Inuit Artist: Qavavau Shaa
Size: 9" long, 4.5" high, 2.5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Beautiful pure white marble sculpture!
In this work, Shaa achieves a simple but quietly potent walrus. The white marble stone lays glorious claim to the subjects overall electricity.
Moreover, this is a wonderful opportunity to get a precious gem from an established Inuit artist.
Qavavau Shaa (1993 - )
Qavavau comes from a family of renowned Cape Dorset carvers. He is the youngest artist in his family. He started carving at the age of 12 or 13 and learned by watching his grandfather, Agangayuk Shaa.
Pudlalik Shaa, Qavavau's father, and Alariaq Shaa are Agangayuk Shaa's sons.
Qavavau enjoys carving inukshuk sculptures as well as bears.