19" Caribou by Master Jaco Ishulutaq
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Inuit Art: Caribou
Artist: Jaco Ishulutaq
Dimensions: 19" (with antlers), 14" high, 14" wide, 12" deep
Weight: 28 lbs
Community: Pangirtung, NU
This liberating and timid creature is one of earth's most graceful subjects. The visual interest in this creation starts with its intricate antlers. This makes for an in depth Savoir faire with its poignant and masterful dark stone.
Like all of Jaco's creations, this caribou doesn’t adhere to a predefined style. It is one of a kind which is why Jaco is one of today's premier master carvers.
This is my absolute favorite piece in the gallery. The reason why is because it effortlessly flows from head to tail. The color is a gorgeous dark stone with beautiful veins glazed throughout. It is a sizeable piece, thus making it visible in any room. I love the movements of this char as it is very intense and life like.
Jaco has earned himself in the ranks as among one of the top five master carvers of this generation. His sense of motion, dynamics and movement are exceptional and a testament to the talents one must posses to be considered among the greats.
Jaco's pieces have toured world wide, have been included in countless publications, Inuit art journals, exhibitions and museums.