This charming Sedna carving lays on its back.
Approx. 13 x 5 x 3cmz
Robert Hallauk resides from Arviat, a predominantly Inuit hamlet located on the western shore of Hudson Bay in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada. Arviat ("place of the bowhead whale") is derived from the Inuktitut word arviq meaning "Bowhead Whale". Earlier in history, its name was Tikirajualaaq ("a little long point"), and Ittaliurvik, ("a place where the people make tents").
The Stone sculpture of Arviat (formerly Eskimo Point) is probably the least naturalistic of all Inuit art, with little surface elegance or detail. While work from this community may appear crude to some, it has considerable emotional power. As the local steatite is quite hard, most artists employ considerable economy of line. By far, most common subjects are family or maternal scenes.