5 x 4 x 2 in.
About the Artist:
One of the three sculptor sons of master carver Joe Jaw, [Kingwatsiak (King) Jaw, Mathew Saviadjuk] Pootoogook has been carving from an early age. He uses a wide range of subjects in his work, and his style varies depending on the nature of the stone that he is dealing with. At times, his sculptures have multiple figures interacting and are almost obsessively detailed; at other times, particularly when working with very hard stones, his work is simpler and more iconic. His quiet sense of humour often surfaces in his work. Since 1959, The West Baffin Eskimo Co-op has had a leading role in the development and success of Cape Dorset’s sculptors. Cape Dorset carvings are recognized for their highly naturalistic forms and dramatic compositions carved from the famous ‘green stone’.
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