Inuit art: Seal and Pup
Inuit Artist: Lucassie Mikkigak
Size: 10" across, 10" long, 3" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
The highlight of this piece is exclaimed through the stunning black marble stone setting as it 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 a few more besides.
The reflection, polish and shine are divine. The proportions are perfect and very realistic.