12" Loon by Etulu Etidloie

Etulu Etidloie

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Inuit art: Loon
Inuit Artist: Etulu Etidlodie
Size: 12" long, 5.5" tall, 4" wide, 5.5 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine
id: ndc-178-1264675efjy

Carved with great skill and refinement, this sculpture brings to mind the work of Nunavut masters; Jimmy Iqaluq, Pitseolak Qimirpik and Napatchie Sharky. The etched-in feathers coalesced into the pressed stone transform this piece from rigidity to life.

The tenuous detailing of the feathers, its atomic proportions, and its exquisite beauty have endeared Etidloie's loons and have made his pieces celebrated among the avant-garde circles of Inuit art. It is no surprise that solo works and publications by Etidloie have been adopted and praised worldwide.

April 1976, Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition, Baffin Regional School, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories;
March - April 1982, Songs in Stone, The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, USA;
September - October 1984, On the Land, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, California, USA;
February 1993, Kunstwerke der Inuit, Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies
at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany

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