Inuit Art: Narwhal
Artist: Jaco Ishulutak
Dimensions: 28" long, (22" without the tusk), 10" high, 8" wide. Weight: 23 lbs
Community: Iqaluit / Hopedale, Labrador
This narwhal is so anatomically perfect that it renders the accuracy of the mamal in movement like no other. The coloration is explosive with hues of copper, greens and russets.
In this enigmatic work, Veevee achieves the spirite of the narwhal through delicate balance, crisp lines and an overall fluidity that sparks an electric vibrance from tip to tail.
Justly admired for their graceful elegance and acute disposition, Veevee's works are not solely known for their "robust" content. Although he is famously recognized for his grand-esque whales and sea creatures, it is the finesse and detail that prevail the sometimes overbearing large mass of stone.
This beautiful and poignant sculpture portrays a double-tusk narwhal, a rare variety of breed no doubt. Veevee eloquently captures the narwhal's natural movements and flow through posture alone, conveyed by means of the sparest and subtlest of undulating sculptural forms.
This is an exceptional narwhal. The gorgeous dark green / bronze stone set against the very dynamic movement are formidable combinations which make this an exceptional piece. Even though I have seen many narwhals over the years, Veevee somehow manages to make this particular one its own. Quite unique, very modernist with a touch of minimalist style. The posture,movement and stone make this narwhal nothing short of a masterpiece.