10" Loon Protecting Her Nest by Isaac Panigayak
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Inuit art: Loon Protecting Her Nest
Size: 9.5" long, 4" high, 4" wide
Community: Taloyoak (Spence Bay)
Inuit Artist: Isaac Panigayak (1950 - )
This work's poignancy can be partly explained by its relative rawness; in the sense it resembles some of the great emotive sculptures created by artists from the isolated community of Taloyoak.
The tenuous embroidery of feathers, atomic proportions, and exquisite beauty, have endeared Panigayak's loons to be celebrated among the avant garde circles of Inuit art. Solo works and publications by him have been adopted and praised worldwide.
Beautiful insert eyes (black stone and caribou antler).
Isaac Panigayak exhibitions:
Kitikmeot: Sculpture from Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak and Pelly Bay - Isaacs/Innuit Gallery.
Mythic Image - Ancestral Spirits Gallery.
Immaginario Inuit Arte e cultura degli esquimesi canadesi - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea.
The Inuit Imagination - Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Major/Minor - Marion Scott Gallery.