16" Pinkish White Owl by Johnysa Mathewsie
can be reserved, please contact us
Inuit art: Owl
Inuit Artist: Johnysa Mathewsie
Size: 16" across, 5.5" tall
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is a beautifully polished and exceptional pinkish white marble owl. The smoothness of the finish is done with such finesse the it almost wants to take off on its own.
What is so special about this carving is the stone. I have never seen stone quite like this for an Inuit carving. Also, the proportions are exceptional and the detail and lines are as crisp as you will ever see in a perfectly made sculpture.
The finish of the stone is done in an incredible off white marble and is polished to a mirror shine. This is nothing short of a masterpiece and would be the centre attraction to any home. Investment wise, a piece like this will appreciate immensely in a short time.
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 30th, he is an established carver with about 20 years of experience. Canada geese are his specialty.