Dancing Muskox

by Pitseolak Qimirpik
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Surrounded by a stark landscape, the Inuit draw inspiration from their intimate relationship with the indigenous animals of the Canadian Arctic. The work often reflects the enduring theme of transformation, represented regularly in the personification of dancing animals.

Serpentinite stone
3 in x 2.5 in x 2 in

Kelly Etidloie (1966 -  ) was born in Cape Dorset and is the youngest in his family. He carved his first bird at age 15. Over the past few years, Kelly has been exploring carvings of wildlife grooming themselves.