8" Sunset Swim Master Carver Derrald Taylor's Orca
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Inuit Art: Orca (Killer) Whale
Artist: Derrald Taylor
Dimensions: 7.5" wide, 7" high, 3" deep
Community: Tuktoyaktuk, North West Territories
Derrald Taylor's Orca cavorts through the gold and brown choppy waves of the ocean.
The deep moss green of the Orca stands out against the rich jewel tones of the ocean waves. The sun appears to light the water on fire as it finally sets into the night.
The tension between the dark green and light gray of the Orca is both experimental and ingenious.
Taylor has the most precise lines between the gray and the green colours of the Orca which is critical to the overall esthetic and perfection of these sculptures. In life, the line is well defined and so when a carver uses the realistic style, it must mimic life.
When the Orca is coupled with the golden green waves, the explosion of colour creates movement and unrestrained energy.
Can't you feel the powerful movement as Orca courses through the rough sea on its way home to its pod?
Taylor has earned his place among the ranks of today’s top master carvers like Ruben Komangapik.
His ability to carve a sense of motion into his sculptures is a testament to the talent these Master carvers must possess.
Taylor’s pieces have toured worldwide and are in countless publications, Inuit art journals, exhibitions, and museums.
This Orca confirms Taylor's quest to create Orcas that are both beautiful and technically perfect.
See our June 5, 2021 blog Spotlight on Derrald Taylor.
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