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Ashoona’s carvings are made predominantly with the local, dark serpentine stone, and are remarkable for their ability to capture kinetic movements of his human, animal and spiritual subjects.
7 x 6 x 8 cm
Napachie Ashoona (1974) is part of a well-known artistic family, based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut. Napachie is an accomplished carver best known for his kinetic sculptures of hunters and angakkuit made from the dark serpentine found in southern Baffin Island. He shares many aesthetic affinities with his father, Kiugak Ashoona, including his father’s sense of fluidity and narrative, which is especially evident in his carvings of drum dancing.