Inuit Art: Narwhal
Artist: Harley Veevee
Dimensions: 28" long, (22" without the tusk), 10" high, 8" wide, 23 lbs
Community: Iqaluit, NU
**This is a museum piece**
Stylistically daring, improbably entertaining and artistically supercharged, the unspoken outrage of the explosive lime green stone is at the core of this masterpiece.
A monumental whale made by world class carver Harley Veevee, this piece truly demonstrates the extraordinary carving bravura of the carver. Not only is this work exceptional in its degree of openwork carving and detail, it is also highly expressive and energetic.
This narwhal is so anatomically perfect that it renders the accuracy of the mammal in movement like no other. The coloration is explosive with hues of copper, greens and russets.
In this enigmatic work, Veevee achieves the spirit of the narwhal through the delicate balance, crisp lines and overall fluidity that sparks an electric vibrance from tip to tail.