Museum Quality Sculpture!
Toonoo is more known for birds, transformation and fish sculptures. This time he carved something different - a fantastic muskox.
I don't even have words to describe the beauty of this sculpture. It's so refined and perfect that you can tell right away that a master carver created it.
It has an incredibly positive and happy look. He is still a playful baby, not an adult animal.
1. Famous Inuit artist - Toonoo Sharky.
2. Very rare subject for Toonoo (great investment value)
3. Fantastic colour - rich brown
4. Peaceful and happy facial expressions.
This is a centre piece of our collection!
(the pictures have some white blemishes, those are from the camera flash, the carving is 100% perfect, every inch of it is refined)
Toonoo Sharky (1970 - )
"Toonoo's parents, Josephee Sharky and Ragee Killiktee, were both carvers, though he credits his grandfather, master carver Kuppapik Ragee and his uncle Shorty Killiktee as influences. Toonoo started carving at ten, began to get serious at thirteen and first exhibited when he was just 17. He is regarded as one of the most exciting young carvers to emerge in the Arctic. His themes include fanciful and quite dramatic treatment of wildlife, particularly birds, and transformational works that are both powerful and humorous. His work is widely shown, and he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 2003." *
* from "Cape Dorset Sculpture", Douglas & McIntyre, 2005