Inuit art: Crane
Inuit Artist: Charlie Ookpik
Size: 16" across (beak to tail), 10" horizontal, 11" tall, 4" deep
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU 21
Material: Muskox horn
Here is another extraordinary muskox horn sculpture.
Muskox horn is exotic.
Muskox horn is sensual. Smooth and silky.
Ookpik has used the entire half of a muskox headpiece (one of the horns) to sculpt this serene and graceful crane.
This is a large gorgeous bird.
I have only seen these large horn carvings from Gjoa Haven.
The magic of this carving is that the features of the horn ( its curves and angles, the pastel pink hues and the scattered black areas) exactly conform into the shape and details of a crane!
As if it were meant to be.
Our Crane is regal.
Ookpik's innovative spirit shines through in this eclectic carving.
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