18" SIGNATURE Loon by Jimmy Iqaluq *Lightning*
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Inuit art: Loon
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 18" across (beak to tail), 17" horizontal, 5" high, 4" deep
Community: Sanikiluaq, NU 11/22
**This Item is Eligible for our Layaway Plan.
** Jimmy Iqaluq SIGNATURE Loon carving
Masterpiece Carving! Museum quality Sculpture!
Over the past 14 years, I have seen many Jimmy Iqaluq loons.
BUT Lightning and her baby are outstanding!
It is no secret that we are drawn to art depicting Mother and Child.
Jimmy has carved other Mother and child loons BUT this loon has her wings unfolded with her baby on her back.
I looked in my archive of Iqaluq sculptures which goes going back 15 years and I have no similar loons.
Lightning has all the requisite Iqaluq features (detailed single feathers, rounded black head, red inset eyes).
But Lightning is a mark above his other loons. She is a true heritage Masterpiece.
Her head and neck are more elongated, and her facial expression is one of maternal intent.
Ariel is on a mission, perhaps to get her baby home and safe.
This magnificent loon is speeding through the water at lightning speed!
Jimmy is a Canadian Inuit Master Carver which means that over his lifetime, all of his work is sought after and cherished for its beauty and historical value.
When Jimmy retires, all of his precious loons will appreciate exponentially in value.
This is the principle of supply and demand which is so much a part of the art world..
Already, Jimmy is carving fewer numbers of his masterpieces.
There is nothing quite as elegant and serene as a Jimmy Iqaluq loon.
See our August 15, 2021 blog Spotlight on Elite Master Carver Jimmy Iqaluq.
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