Inuit art: Sedna and Char Fish
Size: 26" high, 12" wide, 8" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Inuit Artist: Isaaci Etidloie
This is an enormous centrepiece towering at over 26" tall. It is by far the most exotic Sedna we have ever had in the gallery.
Its composition of the apple green and dark serpentine stone, coupled with the ballerina-like movement and posture stridently echoes into an erudite figurine
of timeless mastery.
When subjected to light, this Sedna’s ghostly echo springs to life in an explosion of magnificent colour. Its wild and alien character is punctuated by its riveting off white teeth (made from caribou bone). Outstretched arms, clenched fists, long streaming hair; this Sedna is a formidable force. A force not to be disobeyed!
According to an Inuit legend, Sedna is the goddess of the sea. Hunters and fishermen have a great respect of her, since she protects seals, whales and other sea creatures, and decides whether to keep them or let them go.
ISAACI ETIDLOIE (1972-)
Community: Cape Dorset
Isaaci comes from a family of renowned Inuit artists, his father, grandfather, grandmother and his uncle are all talented Inuit artists from Cape Dorset.
He started carving at the age of 7, he leaned by watching other artists.
Isaaci is known mostly for his loons sculptures, but sometimes he also likes to carve sednas and animals.