12" Mother Beluga & Calf by International Master Carver Looty Pijamini
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Inuit art: Mother Beluga & Calf
Inuit Artist: Lootie Pijamin
Size: 12" long, 10" wide, 6" tall
Community: Grise Ford, NU
This is your chance to own a very rare masterpiece by the internationally acclaimed Looty Pijammin.
Master carver Idris Moss-Davis’ Beluga whale radiates with undiluted joy and a sense of penultimate freedom.
Looty’ choice of this effervescent white Alabaster stone for the whales is brilliant. Sparkling in the sun and contrasted against the rock base, this young whale undulates softly in the play of light but its powerful musculature dominates your senses.
Its refined finish, the meticulous attention to the smallest detail; this is a complex carving. The lines and curves of these majestic marine mammals takes your breath away. This masterpiece whale transcends wingless into the heavens floating forever in time.
This sculpture ranks high in Looty’s repertoire. It is one of the most eye catching works in our gallery.
Lootie's fame reaches to a global audience. Please see his biography on wikipedia. Among his numerous merits, he was commissioned by the Canadian government to make a gateway statue for his Hamlet. His famous statue received much recognition from the CBC.
Grise Fiord is located in the high Arctic. Looty is one of two artists from this Hamlet. It is one of the most isolated communities in the world. The Inuit who were relocated here in the 1940's originally came from Inukjuak, QC. His famous statue tells a story of the migrants who were relocated here by force from the Federal Government.