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Bird in Flight


A graceful bird swoops down and is kindly observed by a young bear cub. For a brief moment, the cub is completely sheltered by the bird's fleeting elegance. This hand-carved sculpture is full of movement and emotion as the bird and cub share a quick interaction. 

Approx. 15 x 17 x 12.5 cm
Stone carving, Serpentinite stone 
reg. no. 7568P 

Ningeosiak Ashoona was born on December 20, 1979 in Iqaluit (formerly Frobisher Bay).  She soon arrived in the family community of Kinngait (Cape Dorset) and began living with her grandparents on the land.

Ning’s early life was a traditional one centered around hunting, trapping, fishing, and carving.  She has now been a full time carver for over 20 years with a family of her own to support.  She uses both hand and power tools.  The power tools help to increase her productivity and she uses the hand tools for intricate delicate work.  She is inspired by the beauty of Arctic animals and uses her creativity to envision new forms for her favourite subjects.