Inuit art: Happy Couple
Inuit Artist: Buddy Alikamik
Size: Each Face is 9" Long, 8" Tall, 4" deep
Community: Holmen, NU
Material: musk ox horn
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Igloo Tag license number: #15 - Inuit Gifts
Here is another extraordinary iconic sculpture shaped from muskox horn.
When I saw these two faces, I fell in Love with them right away. I understood that they were meant to stay together for eternity.
The expressions on each of their faces are priceless.
As a medium, muskox horn is exotic and eclectic.
Alikamik has capitalized on the salient features of the muskox horn (its curves, the pastel pink hues and the smooth texture). The result is a composition that is not only charged with meaning, but is aesthetically pleasing as well.