8" Dog Sled by Pits Qimirpik
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Inuit art: Dog sled
Inuit Artist: Pits Qimirpik
Size: 8" across (3" each piece)
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Provenance October 2019
Here are some “petit” carvings by Pits Qimirpik which were part of a recent
solo exhibition in Toronto, Ontario. He calls these pieces “Life in Miniature”.
Pits is a talented and renowned carver. I was so lucky to be able to bring these miniatures to my clients.
People have a fascination for small objects d’art, Inuit and non-Inuit.
The intricacy of the work intrigues us it seems.
“Dog sled” is the poignant depiction of the dependency of this Inuk on his sled and his dog. Although the skidoo has largely replaced the dog sled teams we associate with the Far North, we can all relate to the special relationship between Man and his Dog. This Inuit man is completely reliant on his dog and his sled in order to survive as he travels through the harsh Arctic lands.
This would be a perfect Christmas gift for the dog lover in your life.