Inuit art: Sedna Goddess
Inuit Artist: Ruben Komangapik
Size: 11" long, 7" high, 2" wide
Community: Iqaluit, NU 5/22
Material: Mixed Media, Muskox Horn, Silver
**This Item is Eligible for our Layaway Plan
Each piece of Embroidery stands on top of the next. You must take a moment to examine each subject. Each tiny carving inspires the viewer more and a little more until finally when you see the parts that make the whole of Ruben's outstanding carving you are in complete awe that someone could carve something so beautiful. The muskox horn glows when bathed in light. Embroidery had to be a CURATOR's CHOICE.
Masterpiece Carving! Museum quality Sculpture!
Ruben Komangapik is a well respected Inuit Master Carver.
Ruben has used soapstone, silver and a large Muskox horn to carve the Inuit story of how the Narwhal was created.
Starting at the large base of silver and soapstone, Ruben has placed an Inuk woman holding a beluga whale. As the story progresses, there are multiple characters along the way until finally the last small carving is the star of the story, the Narwhal.
I videoed Ruben on April 29, 2022 as he told the story.
What is especially captivating about this piece, is the tremendous detail, shine, and exquisite craftsmanship>
Only Ruben could carve this stunning piece.
When subjected to light, the Muskox horn is a opaque pastel pink which allows all the details of the characters to glow.
Inuvik Inuit Art Festival - Sedna by special guest, Ruben Komangapik
Over the years, my tastes have greatly evolved. I now truly appreciate pieces like this. Pieces that tell a timeless story, and depict the life of the traditional Eskimo.
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