From the peak of the career of a true master carver, this owl shaman is notable upon first glance, with beautiful lines creating the body and face of this 10.5” tall figure. Kiawak Ashoona, of Cape Dorset, carved this piece from a vibrant piece of serpentine that fades from having strains of white at the base to a deep dark stone at the top. Carved circa 1990.
Title: Owl Shaman
Artist: Kiawak Ashoona
Community: Cape Dorset
Size: 10.5" tall
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"
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
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