Inuit art: Seal
Inuit Artist: Donny Pitsiulak
Size: 8" long, 4" wide, 4" tall
Community: Kimmirut, NU
The highlight of this piece is exclaimed through the stunning yellow serpentine stone setting. This establishes a gateway to a euphoric dynamic where the sculpture is completed to a degree of perfection rarely ever seen.
Some of the greatest works of Inuit sculpture defy analysis, and sometimes the adjectives actually seem to contradict one another. How can a sculpture have a commanding presence and yet also be genuinely winsome? How can a work be quirkily naive and yet highly refined? This masterpiece has all of these qualities and probably a few more besides.
The reflection, polish and shine are divine. The proportions are perfect and have striking realism.