11" Drum Dancer by Wayne Puqiqnak

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Inuit art: Drum Dancer
Inuit Artist: Wayne Puqiqnak
Size: 11" high, 9.5" wide, 4.5" deep, 13 lbs
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
Medium: Basalt and antler
id: c-032

This is a timeless piece by an artist from the very remote hamlet of Gjoa Haven. Gjoa Haven is one of the smaller communities that make Inuit art. The Kitikmeot region is renowned for its grotesque style

When put under a light, this piece really pops. Your audience will immediately take notice. The eyes really make this piece come alive. I rarely get to see pieces like this made. 

Wayne Puqiqnak (1975- )

Wayne Puqiqnak

Community: Gjoa Haven (Kitikmeot region)

Born: 1975
Wayne is the third generation artist in his family. Wayne’s style is strongly influenced by his father (Uriash Puqiqnak) and his grandfather (Nelson Takkiruq). Wayne likes to carve hunters and drum dancers with a lot of movements, expressive faces and inlaid eyes. Wayne's sculptures can be found in major art galleries worldwide.



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