Inuit art: Shaman Hunter
Inuit Artist: Uriash Puqiqnak
Size: 13" across, 10" high, 8" deep, 14.8 lbs
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
Stone: Serpentine, antler, horse hair
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Uriash Puqiqnak (b 1946) is an internationally recognized Gjoa Haven artist whose style you may immediately recognize.
His sculptures often have open mouths with peglike crooked teeth. He loves to adorn heads with horse hair ponytails. The eyes are inset, widely spaced and usually looking up to heaven. Noses are flat and wide with exaggerated nostrils.
Art lovers are divided into two camps over these ghoulish creatures. They are obsessively in love with them or won't give them a second look.
Uriash's Hunter/Fisherman is the poster child for his iconic style.
Stubby legs, exaggerated clothing that you don't quite understand and often carrying the spoils of their hunt. This creature is hoisting a very large fish which means his family will have full stomachs for a few days.
Puqiqnak’s works are recognized internationally and have become staples of Canadian art. His carvings are fiery and highly spirited.
This piece is one of his larger Masterpieces.
Puqiqnak's carvings are cherished by collectors who appreciate these charismatic characters.
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