Inuit art: Fox
Inuit Artist: Pits Qimirpik
Size: 10" high, 5" wide, 5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is one of the nicest pieces we received in the gallery this year. A truly iconic piece by Master Carver Pits Qimirpik. His iconic hares and Dogs with quirky faces have electrified the Inuit art scene. One of his iconic hares was recently acquire by the TD Bank as a mainstay in their permanent Inuit art collection.
With his recent conceptualizations of the Dancing Hare, Qimirpik proves his worth not only as a gifted sculptor with vision, but also as a brilliant craftsman.
The jet black stone of this carving glimmers and sparkles under the light, giving the appearance of the hare engaging in Modern dance! The movement of the arms made from muskox horn keeps this hare in a state of perpetual motion.
This carving by Qimirpik is truly exceptional. I am proud to have this Fox in my gallery. It has such a strong disposition. Its detail is beautiful.
Pitseolaq Qimirpik is a young carver from Cape Dorset (born in 1986). Famous artist Kellypalik Qimirpik is his father.
Pits enjoys carving different subjects (dancing bears, muskoxen, people), but he is most famous for his dancing arctic hares that are always full of life and joy.
PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008