Inuit art: Seal
Inuit Artist: Ningeaosiak Ashoona
Size: 6" long, 2.25" tall
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Carved with great skill and refinement, this sculpture brings to mind the work of Nunavut masters Jimmy Iqaluq, Pitseolak Qimirpik and Napatchie Sharky. The embodiment of the flippers coalesced into the pressed stone transform this piece from rigid state - to life.
The tenuous sleekness of fins, atomic proportions, and exquisite beauty, have endeared Ashoona's loons to be celebrated among the avant garde circles of Inuit art. Solo works and publications by him have been adopted and praised worldwide.
This graceful loon comes with an Igloo Tag (Certified of Authenticity).
April 1976, Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition, Baffin Regional School, Iqaluit, Northwest Territories;
March - April 1982, Songs in Stone, The Arctic Circle
Los Angeles, California, USA;
September - October 1984, On the Land, The Arctic Circle, Los Angeles, California, USA;
February 1993, Kunstwerke der Inuit, Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies
at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany