8" Diving Seal by Emataluk Saggiak
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Inuit art: Diving Seal
Inuit Artist: Emataluk Saggiak
Size: 8" across (7" vertical), 8" wide, 4.5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is part of a series white marble pieces recently coming out of Cape Dorset. Ning recently executed this beautiful seal pup with a slate of brilliant white marble stone.
For me, this piece showcases Innocence. The same innocence we see in our cat and dog pets, this harmless Seal pup is enjoying herself in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean.
The highlight of this piece is exclaimed to the stunning white 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? How can a sculpture be truly monumental and yet oh so caressable? This masterpiece has all of these qualities and probably a few more besides.
The reflection, polish and shine are divine. The proportions are perfect and very life like.