23" Spirit Transformation by Billy Kuksuk *Caretaker* CURATOR'S CHOICE

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Billy Kuksuk

$10,880.00 CAD

Inuit art: Spirit Transformation 
Inuit Artist: Billy Kuksuk
Size: 23" high, 17" wide, 8" deep,  36 lbs (substantial piece)
Community: Arviat, NU 6/22
Stone: Steatite
id: ndc-115-165680

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A rare finding.  This is a carving to which you have an immediate physical response.
Caretaker is dramatic.
The subject is unusual.
The stone colour and texture is warm and complex.
Caretaker had to be a CURATOR'S CHOICE.

Magnificent carving!  Museum quality sculpture!

I saw this piece, and held my breath for a few seconds.

This is my visceral response to the rare combination of both beauty and genius.

Every Kuksuk carving I have seen has been dramatic, stunning in its execution and heart stopping.

The colour of the stone is a showstopper.  The stone is rich, warm, complex, and the perfect selection for this piece.

I see a protective regal bird pulling on the hood of the Inuk's parka, in a loving gesture to cover his head while he sleeps.

A very maternal/paternal gesture.

Or perhaps the Inuk is injured and needs care.

The face of the Inuk could be its own sculpture. 


How do you interpret Caretaker?

I strongly believe that one day this Kuksuk carving will find its way into a museum.

Imagine if you had it in your possession and you could love and admire it every day?


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