Inuit art: Shaman Spirit Hunter
Inuit Artist: Uriash Puqiqnak
Size: 16" long, 14" high, 6" deep, 18.1 lbs
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU 9/23
Material: Serpentine, antler, horse hair
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**Uriash Puqiqnak SIGNATURE Shaama Spirit Hunter
Masterpiece Carving! Museum quality Sculpture!
Head extended, face searching the sky, Uriash's Spirit Hunter is connecting with his spiritual "Guide".
This is our common bond, our need for meaning in our lives.
Like Will, many of us look to a spiritual being for guidance.
Carving in the Grotesque style, Uriash's Shamans are his SIGNATURE pieces.
Uriashes works are Internationally recognized as a staple of Canadian art.
All of his pieces are Masterpieces.
Will has all the requisite features of the Grotesque style; the stumpy teeth, large inset eyes, horsehair hair, exaggerated body parts.
The Grotesque style in the decorative arts refers to the fanciful murals or sculptures found in the 1500s in the Italian grottos (grotteschi) in Rome.
The Gjoa Haven carvers love to temper their carvings' messages with humour.
Uriash’s carving is fiery and highly spirited.
Will is an outstanding large Uriash piece that will likely be the centerpiece of your collection.
Will truly represents the heart of Canadian Inuit culture.
Uriash Puqiqnak (born in 1946)
Uriash Puqiqnak is a master carver and politician. His works are on display in major art museums and galleries. He served as Mayor of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut and was a member of the Nunavut Legislature from 1999 until 2004. Uriash is also a board member for the Nunavut Arts & Crafts Association.
Uriash was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005 (second highest honour for merit in the system of medals in Canada).
His son Wayne Puqiqnak is also a talented carver.
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