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
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
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...
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...