Inuit art: Seal
Inuit Artist: Patrick Kolola
Size: 6" long, 3" tall, 1.5" deep
Community: Kimmirut, NU
The highlight of this piece is exclaimed through the stunning black marble stone setting. This establishes a gateway to a euphoric dynamic where the sculpture is completed to a degree of perfection rarely ever seen.
Some of the greatest works of Inuit sculpture defy analysis, and sometimes the adjectives actually seem to contradict one another. How can a sculpture have a commanding presence and yet also be genuinely winsome? How can a work be quirkily naive and yet highly refined? This masterpiece has all of these qualities and most likely a few more in addition.
The reflection, polish and shine are divine. The proportions are perfect and very life like.