10" Life in an Igloo by Jimmy Iqaluq

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Inuit art: Life in an Igloo
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 10" long, 4" high, 3" wide
Community: Sanikiluaq, NU
Stone: Argillite and mixed media
id: d-8839adjjy



This piece took us 2 years to get since the last one he made.

Life in an Igloo, memorializes a moment in the life of a traditional Inuit men. In this scene, they struggle to build an igloo to shelter himself from the harsh Northern night.  Their sled dog and his hunted “kill” are nearby.

This is how Jimmy lived his traditional life as a boy. He actually was raised in an Igloo with his family before settling to Sanikiluaq.

This is a multi media piece.  The stone is tenderly polished to a high glossy finish.  The light that emanates from the stone focuses the eye on the men and their canine companion.  Nearby lies the caribou antler sled which holds the mens’ precious cargo.

The viewer hungrily searches for all the details in this piece.  It is the detail which makes this piece so magical!

Jimmy Iqaluk is in the top five Inuit artists in Canada.

Be assured, when Jimmy retires from carving, his works will be the centrepiece of any auction house.  Their Masterpiece status ensures that over the years these carvings will increase in their monetary value.

Jimmy Iqaluq (1947 - present)

Community: Sanikiluaq

Solo exhibition:

"An exhibition of art by Jimmy Iqaluq of Sanikiluaq", Indian and Inuit Art Gallery in the offices of the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Hull, Ontario, Canada, 2005

"Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada", Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1995
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Canada, 1980
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1981
"Sculpture from Belcher Islands", Images of the North, San Francisco, California, USA, 1981
"Belcher Island Community Sculpture", The Raven Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1981
"Baffin Images", Orca Aart, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1989
"Kunstwerke der Inuit", Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany, 1993
"Share the Vision", Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994
"Miniaturen", Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany, 199


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