18" Muskox by Damien Iquallaq
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Inuit art: Muskox
Inuit Artist: Damien Iquallaq
Size: 12" long, 9" high, 6" deep. Weight: 23.3 lbs
Community: Cambridge Bay
In this intriguingly ambiguous work, Iquallaa brilliantly fuses surface texture and form into this piece. He proves that texture need not be applied simply as decoration or as a "realistic detail". When applied wisely it can become an integral element of the form in itself. The result is an almost heraldic composition.
The effervescent alabaster stone not only highlights but contrasts beautifully against the off-white horns. This brings to life the muskox which illuminates its immediate surroundings.