15" Kayak by Famous Jimmy Iqaluq
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Inuit art: Kayak
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 15 inches long, 4" high, 3" wide (paddle is 11" wide). Weight: 4 lbs.
This work's poignancy can be partly explained by its relative rawness; in the sense it resembles some of the great emotive sculptures created by artists from the isolated community of Sanikiluaq.
The beautiful assemblage of spears, animals and bone create a a strong dynamic that is visual uplifting and vibrant. It creates an atmosphere of intrigue and excitement.
This Kayak was commonplace for the local Inuit of Sanikiluaq. A small island located on the Hudson Bay, the kayak was an essential part of their transportation. Iqaluq is able to recapture a time capsule regarding the daily struggles the Inuit had to endure.
His Kayak scenes are world famous and have been featured in the Winnipeg Museum of Inuit art as well as numerous exhibitions worldwide.
It is a museum quality piece.
This sculpture is very detailed, it consists of a kayak, a hunter, a seal and an avatak
Jimmy Iqaluq (1947 - present)
"An exhibition of art by Jimmy Iqaluq of Sanikiluaq", Indian and Inuit Art Gallery in the offices of the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Hull, Ontario, Canada, 2005
"Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada", Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1995
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Canada, 1980
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1981
"Sculpture from Belcher Islands", Images of the North, San Francisco, California, USA, 1981
"Belcher Island Community Sculpture", The Raven Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1981
"Baffin Images", Orca Aart, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1989
"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, 1993
"Share the Vision", Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994
"Miniaturen", Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany, 1998