11" Diving Seal by Kellypalik Qimirpik

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Inuit art: Diving Seal       
Inuit Artist: Kellypalik Qimirpik
Size: 11" high, 9" wide. 8 lbs.
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
id: dfa-6194Gdjj 

Contrary to his famous dancing muskox, Qimirpik opted for quiet grace rather than exuberant display in his depictions of seals. In Qimirpik's hands, this diving seal is transferred into a creature of elegance and nobility. 

The stoic and opulent pallid stone lends itself to the terse lines and flawless symmetry. This howls to the conclusion of a masterpiece with bounteous visage and audacity.

Kellypalik Qimirpik (1948 - )

Kellypalik has been exhibiting since the mid-1970s and was included in the 1989 “Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks,” which toured for more than a decade. He shows widely nationally and internationally and has had a number of solo exhibitions.*

* From Cape Dorset Sculptures, 2005.

Kellypalik has a very long list of national and international exhibitions, please contact us for his full bio.

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