12" Narwhal by Jaco Ishulutak

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Inuit Art: Narwhal
Artist: Jaco Ishulutak
Dimensions: 12" Across (Tail to head), (10" Long without the tusk), 8" high, 5" deep
Community: Iqaluit, NU
Stone: Serpentine
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**This is a museum piece**

This narwhal is so anatomically perfect that it renders the accuracy of the mammal’s movement like no other. The colors are explosive.

The hues of copper, greens and russets capture the ambient light and refocus it on the powerful muscular body of the Narwhal. When I saw this piece fir the first time, it took my breath away!

Jaco is admired for his graceful and elegant carvings. He is especially recognized for his grand whales and sea creatures.

He has the uncanny ability to take a sonetimes overbearing mass of stone and finesse and cajole it into submission.

The end result is a carving just like our Narwhal.

Our Narwhal is beautiful and plaintive. His single tusk is in perfect proportion to his body. The body is formidable. Its apparent strength is staggering. Only the most mighty of killer whales would dare to take on this Narwhal.

I have seen many narwhals over the last eleven years.

Ishulutak manages to make this narwhal flawless and wonderful.

This sculpture is modern with a touch of minimalism.



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