Stone, Bone and Antler Sculpture by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic
The Inuit ("People" in their language of Inuktitut) are spread out across the top of North America - from the northern slopes of Alaska in the West, throughout the northern Canadian coastline and archipelago, to Greenland in the East. Those inside Canada number about 65,000. The art they create is as varied as the land and sea they call home, and the materials they are using. We look for pieces that reflect individual tastes and style, and we hope you enjoy what you see here.
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Bear by Tony Oqutaq of Cape Dorset, Nunavut 6" tall
"Bear Crawling on Ice" by Markoosie Papigatok of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Serpentine 4.5" long
Bear/Bear/Seal Compostion by Jordan Kelly of Kingait, Baffin Island, Canada A statuesque display of Arctic wildlife carved from one piece of Serpentine rock. 18" tall; 2 3/4" X 4 1/2"
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This cute little Beluga Whale, by artist Johnny Kilabuk, is crafted from a dark serpentine and is sculpted swimming happily through the sea. It would make the perfect gift for the ocean-lover at heart! 3.5" long; 2.75" tall Title: Beluga Artist: Johnny Kilabuk
Title: Bird Spirit (1998)Artist: Toonoo SharkyCommunity: Cape Dorset: This piece is easily identified as the sinuous artistry of this popular sculptor. Rich with layers of meaning, it is an impressive, contemplative figure. Size: 16½" tall; 11" wide; 4" deepMaterials: Serpentine, antlerPrice: $6,000.00
Bowhead Whale by Nungusuitok Qadjuajuk of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada This is a cute little carving by a young artist. Nicely done! 4" tall; 3" wide
Building an Inukshuk/Igloo by Mary Oshutsiaq of Cape Dorset. Serpentine. A great little set of figures at task. The figures are each around 4" tall
Crafted around 1985, this sculpture is a simple bust of the Sea Goddes Sedna. The artist, Kaka Ashoona, is among the most recognizable in and outside of those informed about Inuit Art. His legacy is secure, his vision inspirational, and we are honored to be...
Canada Goose by Johnnysa Mathewsie of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada. Wings up in all its glory, behold the fabled Canada Goose, rendered in an exquisite combination of serpentines and marbles. This stoic figure is a true eye-grabber and one of the larger figures...
An amazing transformation piece called, “Composition,” Cape Dorset artist Purlalik Shaa outdid himself with this incredible sculpture. Featuring a goose, two walrus (with antler tusks!), a polar bear, and an eagle, all framing two human faces, this piece balances well on a large foot-like walrus...
Dancing Bear by Samonie Shaa of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada White Marble 5.5" tall
Dancing Bear by Abe Simeonie from Cape Dorset This guy has style! The stone has a lot of wonderful colors. 8" tall; 5 1/4" X 4"
Dancing Bear by Enook Manomie from Iqaluit, c.1997 Serpentine 19.5" tall; 12" X 8"
Dancing Bear by Pudlalik Shaa of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada White Marble 5.25" tall
Dancing Muskox by Pitseolak Qimirpik of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Serpentine 7.5" tall
Dancing Polar Bear by Alariaq Shaa of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada This dancer has a ton of Mojo - a superb figure. It seems bigger than the dimensions indicate - all that pizzazz?? 9 1/2"; 7 1/4" X 5 1/4"
This guy can stand in two positions - as a Dancing Bear on one back paw, or as a Handstand Bear balancing on one front paw. A big, burly, guy, this bear balances beautifully on two different paws and so has lots of different poses....
Dancing Rabbit by Pitseolak Qimirpik of Kingait (Cape Dorset), Baffin Island, Canada Kicking back!! 3" tall; 4 3/4" wide
This piece was made around 1997 by the late artist, Elijah Michael, from the Kimmirut community. It stands tall, at twenty and a half inches, and depicts an Inuit man standing and drumming, setting the rhythm of his dance with the drumbeat. We are honored...
Eagle by Ottokie Ashoona of Cape Dorset (Kingait), Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Serpentine 3.5" long
Eagle with Fish by Isaccie Ikkidluak of Kimmirut, Nunavut Serpentine 5.25" tall; 4" X 6"
Beautifully crafted from a soft, black soapstone, this sculpture of a falcon standing over a fish was made by the well-known artist Thomassie Tukai in the 1990s. The presence and power of this piece goes unsaid, yet, combined with the softness of the soapstone, this...
Fish by Peter Aningmiuq of Kimmirut, Nunavut 4" long
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Fisherman with Fish by Sebastian Kopak of Igloolik, Nunavut Caribou Antler 8.5" tall