Inuit art: Transformational Spirit
Inuit Artist: Clayton Keknek
Size: 7" high, 4" wide, 2" deep
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU 21
How can you look at the surprise on this little spirit's face and not laugh?!
Can you imagine yourself looking at this cheery childlike sculpture every day and immediately feeling happiness in your soul?
I particularly love this piece because of the partnership between the larger creature with the quizzical face and the small creature with only two eyes that is riding on his shoulder. Like the shark and his pilot fish companion, these two souls share their lives.
A relationship that works for both of them.
The more I look at this piece, the more I appreciate
its quirky spirit.