9" Eagle with Fish by Pitseolak Qimirpik
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Inuit art: Eagle with Fish
Inuit Artist: Pitseolak Qimirpik
Size: 9" Tail to beak (7.5" verticle) , 5" long, 3.5" wide
Community: Kimmirut, NU
Stone: Serpentine (beautiful dark stone)
Museum quality piece!
This sculpture is an extremely rare eagle with fish presented by Canada’s most recognized Inuit artist, Pitseolak (Pits) Qimirpik from Kimmirut. Pits is among three elite Inuit artists in Canada who have won international status. His carvings are found in Canada’s national art collection in Ottawa and in exhibitions around the world.
Pits is renowned for his birds especially his owls. All of his masterpiece sculptures capture the hearts of serious Inuit art collectors. This adoration and respect for Pits’ body of work is reflected in the high prices the sculptures fetch.
Our gaze is constantly rewarded as we witness the life and death struggle between this particular eagle and fish. We look up to the sky and for a split moment in time, we bear witness to the shared experience of the hunter and the hunted. 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 and appears to emote a determined resolve to stay alive. The lines and proportions of this carving are immaculate. The polish and colour of the deep brown stone are breathtaking.
It is very difficult for a gallery to acquire a Qimirpik eagle. Honoured and fortunate is the collector who acquires this masterpiece eagle and fish carving for his/her collection. Consider this sculpture as a gift for a milestone birthday or anniversary or a retirement.