9" Sedna by Ning Ashoona

Ningeosiak Ashoona



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Inuit art: Sedna (Sea Goddess)
Inuit Artist: Ningeosiak Ashoona
Size: 9" across (tail to nose), 6.5" high, 2.25" wide. Weight: 2.6 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: serpentine (fantastic black, polished to mirror shine)

Museum Quality!!!

Ning Ashoona is more known for loons, but as a master carver (her sculptures were in many exhibitions, please see below), she likes to experiment and carve different subjects. This time she created this fantastic Sedna. 

When you look at this sculpture, you know right away that a master carver created it. It's incredible refined and detailed. Every curve is polished to perfection.

(the pictures have some white blemishes, those are from the camera flash, the carving is 100% perfect, every inch of it is refined)

Sedna sculptures don't get carved that often, because they have lots of details and take a long time to carve.

Three things I like about this Sedna:

1. Beautiful details (gorgeous tail, elegant arms, fantastic facial features and hair)

2. The colour is shiny rich black, has a wow factor.

3. Master carver - Ning Ashoona. Rare subject for this artist.

The sculpture is signed by the artist in Inuktitut, comes with igloo tag.

Ningeosiak Ashoona (1979 - )

Influenced by her father Kaka Ashoona, Ningeosiak started to carve around 1988. Her mother is Mayoreak Ashoona.

Exhibitions
2002 Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture (online), Galerie Inuit Plus, Timmins, ON
2005 Arctic Miniatures 2005, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
2006 July 1 – September 2006, Out of the Ordinary, Cape Dorset Sculpture, Gallery Indigena, Stratford, ON
2006 Rhythms in Motion, Galerie d’art Vincent, Ottawa, ON (illustrated catalogue)
December 2006 – January 2007, Small Sculpture by Great Artists, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
January – February, 2009 Small Treasures, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
March – April, 2009 Arctic Wildlife, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
December, 2009, Small Sculptures by Great Artists, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON, (illustrated brochure)
October, 2010, Arctic Wind III: An Expression of Survival, Coastal Peoples Gallery, Vancouver, BC,(illustrated brochure)
January – February, 2011, Small Treasures 2011, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
April, 2011, Flight Across the Tundra, Balzac Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
April 2011, Continuum, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
June – July, 2011, New Beginnings in the Arctic, Balzac Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
September, 2011, Fall Migration: A Selection of Birds in Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
October, 2011, Stone and Paper, Cape Dorset 2011, Native Art Gallery, Oakville, ON, (illustrated catalogue)

Solo Exhibitions:
June 2007, Ningeosiak Ashoona, Transformations, Gallery Philip, Toronto, ON, (illustrated catalogue)
2005 Arctic Miniatures 2005, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
2002 Polar Bears: An Exhibition of Inuit Sculpture (online), Galerie Inuit Plus, Timmins, ON


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