Inuit art: Eagle with Fish
Inuit Artist: Pitseolak Qimirpik
Size: 13" wingspan, (11" vertical), 8" wide, 7" deep (Large piece)
Community: Kimmirut, NU
Stone: Serpentine (beautiful apple green colour)
Pits' signature carvings are his owls BUT his flying eagles are superstars!
The majority of the eagles measure 6-10 inches.
This stunning carving is 13 inches large. Every inch is exquisitely detailed.
It takes years and years of experience and innate talent to carve an eagle flying on its side and holding a fish in its talons.
In addition to the artistic quality of this eagle, the size and colour make it a CURATOR'S CHOICE.
Masterpiece Carving! Museum quality Sculpture!
We are delighted to have this large 13" Pits Eagle and Fish to offer our clients.
Pits seldom carves these large Eagles.
This carving is a rare opportunity to have one of Pits' eagles in this size in your collection.
itseolak (Pits) Qimirpik from Kimmirut is one of three elite Canadian Inuit carvers who have earned an international presence.
Pits' work is showcased in the WAG and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. He has had exhibitions all over the world.
Pits is renowned for his birds especially his owls. His masterpiece sculptures capture the hearts of serious Inuit art collectors.
Pits' owls (Archimedes) are his signature pieces but occasionally he carves these amazing Eagles.
We are witnessing the struggle between an Eagle and his catch..
We look up to the sky and in a split second we observe an eagle who is fighting to hand on to a wiggling fish who has been swept away from his watery home.
The scene is simple but potent. The eagle is powerful and intense as he concentrates on holding onto the wiggling fish.
Strangely, the fish is serene. He is determined to stay alive.
The lines and proportions of this carving are immaculate. The polish and colour of the electric apple green stone takes away your breath.
Our knowledgeable collectors immediately recognize the mastery of this depiction of Hunter and the Hunted.
See our March 2, 2021 blog Spotlight on Pitseolak Qimirpik The Birdman of Nunavut.
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