11" Drum Dancer by Mathewsie Ashevak

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Inuit art: Drum Dancer
Inuit Artist: Mathewsie Ashevak
Size: 11" high, (including baton 2"), 6" wide, 8" deep. Weight: 5.1 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: black marble from a quarry in Cape Dorset area
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Here is another extraordinary iconic sculpture by Ashevak. In this piece, the artist has synthesized the salient aspects of the shaman drum dancer. The composition is not only charged with meaning, it is aesthetically pleasing as well. The shaman's face is beautifully framed by the brilliant, electric and softly undulating plane of jet black marble stone.
The outline is sophisticatedly exquisite as well. As always, Ashevak's sculpture is serene and understated. As with all truly great sculpture, form and meaning become one.

When you look at this sculpture, you know right away that a master carver created it. It is incredibly refined and detailed. Every curve is polished to perfection.

Mathewsie Ashevak (1983 - )

Mathewsie Ashevak comes from a family of artists, he is a grandson of Kenojuak Ashevak, who is regarded as the best Inuit graphic artist.

Mathewsie lives in Cape Dorset.  He is mostly known for people sculptures (hunters, drum dancers etc), but also sometimes carves different subjects.

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