Inuit art: Inuk Camping Scene
Inuit Artist: Emily Illuitok (1943-2012)
Size: 8" wide, 7.5" tall
Community: Kugaaruk, NU 19
Stone: Ivory / Whale bone (base)
**U.S. buyers cannot purchase this piece due to whale bone restrictions from Canadian Government Customs. We ship only to a Canadian address.
**This Item Is Eligible for our Layaway Plan.
Masterpiece Sculpture! Museum quality Piece!
Emily Illuitok was a pillar of Inuit art.
Her name ranks with prestigious artists Kenojuak Ashevak, Axangayuk Shaa & Tukiki Manomie, Pope Benedict XVI was gifted an Illuitok piece.
Emily was renowned for her inspirational and charming carvings of Inuit life and Arctic wildlife
Emily's art often reflected her personal survival in the bitter cold of the Canadian Arctic.
I suspect that this vignette could easily represent a day in the life of Emily Illuitok..
At first glance, from behind, the seated woman looks like a real person. Her shawl/coat drapes around her narrow hunched shoulders.
This is an older fragile woman who I believe is preparing to eat with her male companion.
Emily has carved a poignant scene that explores the shared history of these two Inuk people.
This sculpture has the style and quality of a piece you will one day see in a high end Inuit art auction.
This is an emotional sculpture. I have never seen an Inuit sculpture like it.
For this reason, I put this piece into the Masterpiece category.
It undoubtedly will find its way into a museum.
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