Inuit art: Inukshuk
Inuit Artist Louie Makittaq
Size: 6.5" high, 4" wide, 1" deep
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
How is an Inuit carver able to consistently understand the spirit of their subjects?
With this piece, Makittaq has captured the essence of the purpose of an Inukshuk which is to act as a beacon and a guide to the lonely traveller.
This majestic Inukshuk is beautifully executed in the black matte serpentinite stone of Gjoa Haven.
It is deep and rich and gently freckled with a medium green colour.
When you see this stone, you would be correct to think that this is a Gjoa Haven sculpture.
I am drawn to this Inukshuk because of its strength.
You see this piece and you just KNOW you are now in the care of a "being" whose sole purpose is look after you.
The Inukshuk is "the stone man who points the way" after all.
Without ”Inukshuk”, many Arctic travelers would lose their way and risk freezing to death
But this Inukshuk gives us security and peace knowing that we are finally safe.
See our notes on The Gjoa Haven Collection.
PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008
We promise to send you only good things