Inuit art: Sedna Spirit
Inuit Artist: Idris Moss-Davies
Size: 15" high, 7" wide, 4" deep
Community: Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island, NU)
Idris Moss-Davies presents this iconic carving of a Sedna Spirit. Inuit folklore depicts Sedna as a protector to the Inuit as they battle the harsh elements of the Canadian North.
This sculpture is Idris’ “magnum opus”; the penultimate Sedna. Moss-Davies has been a prolific and successful carver for decades but I believe that with this masterpiece, he is reaching the pinnacle of his career.
The highlight of this piece, is the stunning combination of the white and green stone. Sedna’s face is carved from the vivacious white stone. The deep inky green marble encompasses her face forming her head and then flows into her body. This sculpture is fanciful and appears to be in constant motion. Idris has captured the essence of the heart of a dancer. Sedna has been captured in mid pirouette, her hair streaming behind her.
I can not believe the refined sophistication of this carving. The beautiful craftsmanship and the historical context of this sculpture speaks eloquently of the physical and spiritual relationship between the Inuk and their Sedna Goddess.
Idris is recognized internationally for his sculptures. His carvings are always in motion, are always lively and passionate. These elements are what draw Inuit art enthusiasts to his work.
Although this Sedna Goddess is a traditional subject in Inuit art, this particular sculpture has a modern visage. This would be a spectacular piece in the grand entrance of a home or could equally be a cherished gift to a deserving person in the business world.
This alluring carving from Idris Moss-Davies is new and comes with the Igloo Tag of Authenticity.