6" Inukshuk by Louie Uttaq

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Inuit art: Walking Bear 
Inuit Artist: Louie Uttaq
Size: 6" high, 3" wide, 1" deep
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
Material: Stone medium
id: c-023

How Is an Inuit artist/carver able to consistently understand the vital spark of his subject’s soul?

This Inukshuk is an innanimate object and YET, Uttaq has the talent to anthropomorphize his subject and connect us to him through our emotion.

I see “Inukshuk” slowly marching across the remote Arctic plains. Alone but unfazed. His mission must be accomplished. He is above all else, “the stone man who points the way”.

Without ”Inukshuk”, many Arctic travellers will lose their way and risk freezing to death

This sculpture’s stubborn resolve brings us peace. We feel secure in his presence.

                                              PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008

Louie Uttaq

Louie Uttaq (b.1996) is an Inuit artist from Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven) NU who primarily sculpts. Uttaq comes from a family of artists. Louie, his father Leo and uncle Simon Uttaq learned to carve from his grandfather.

Louie creates a variety of carvings but specializes in the mammals and animals of the Arctic region. His carvings of hunters and Polar bears are very distinct and treasured by collectors around the world.

In 2018, the Fram Museum of Oslo, Norway purchased twenty-two of Louie’s carvings. Cruise passengers from the USA, Europe and the United Kingdom admire and collect his sculptures. He is a young innovator and his pieces are sought after.

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