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Dancing Bird


What a whimsical dancing bird! You can feel the positive energy radiating from this bird's highly expressive, gestural pose. 

Approx. 25 x 6 x 17.5 cm
Stone carving, Serpentinite stone 
reg. no. 7186Q

 Born and raised in Iqaluit, Pudlalik grew up watching as his father and mother, Axangayuk and Kilabuk Shaa, carved to reveal the inherent beauty of the raw stone with which they worked. Today, Pudlalik is one of the premier carvers in the North. The influence of his father’s fluid lines persists in Pudlalik’s work.

Pudlalik says that he is especially conscious of form with his transformation pieces, which are composites of different animals combined with a human face or figure. Many of his birds and transformation figures are finely balanced on one leg.

Exploring the diversity of the Arctic’s wildlife and its relationship to traditional Inuit legends, he has become known for his balanced and delicately wrought carvings that exemplify the ingenuity of contemporary Inuit art.