Inuit art: Goose
Inuit Artist: Johnysa Mathewsie
Size: 12" wide, 4" tall. 7" deep, 2.1 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is a beautiful goose from Cape Dorset by Johnysa Mathewsie. What is so unique about this carving is that there are two different colours in the stone. From the neck up, the stone is a beautiful yellow serpentine. On the wings and torso, the stone is a fantastic dark green. The two colours merging together really make this wonderful bird carving stand out.
This piece comes with an Igloo Tag (Certified of Authenticity) and is signed by the artist on the bottom in Inuktitut.
Johnysa Mathewsie (1984 - )
Johnysa comes from a Cape Dorset family of famous artists. His grandfather Lukta Qiatsuq and his father Qiatsuq Qiatsuq are both carvers. Padlaya Qiatsuq, who is an active renowned Cape Dorset artist, is Johnysa's uncle.
Johnysa learned to carve at an early age by watching other artists in his family and the community. Now, in his thirties, he is an established carver with approximately 20 years of experience. Canadian geese are his specialties.