arctic raven art gallery

“Kayak Scene” by Noongwook Edwin

Noongwook Edwin 11x6x4 Kayak hunter alsakan sculpture on woodScene

“Kayak Scene ” by Noongwook Edwin
11″ x 6″ x 4″ – $1,200

“Woman with Seal” by Noongwook Edwin

Noongwook Edwin 7x18x3 Woman with Seal Alaskan sculpture

“Woman with Seal” by Noongwook Edwin
7″ x 18″ x 3″ – $2,200

Inuit Art

Inuit Art
Surrounded by a stark landscape, the Inuit people draw inspiration from their intimate relationship with the few indigenous animals of the Canadian Arctic. In a land of snow and rock, Inuit sculptors work with the limited materials available to them; bone, ivory, fur and stone. Despite the limitations of the Arctic, the Inuit have gained international acclaim for their striking imagery which is often amusing, occasionally disquieting and sometimes both.

Arctic Raven’s collection includes stencil prints and serious works in stone depicting Inuit hunting and fishing themes, as well as more whimsical dancing and walking bears. Swimming sea birds, whales, walrus, seals, caribou and Inukshuk complete the selection. The gallery’s Inuit work also reflects the enduring theme of transformation in the myths and artwork of the Arctic peoples. Whether changing from animal into animal or human into animal, these native sculptures represent the belief that nothing dies – it merely changes form.

In a frozen northern world where Inuit villages are isolated from one another by hundreds of miles of road-less wilderness or thousand miles of ice encrusted sea, distinct carving styles have developed partially in response to the limited materials available. From the primitive yet powerful basalt carvings of Baker Lake region, to the shiny sophistication of Cape Dorset soapstone sculpture, each shows a strong imagination and profound connection to the animal and spiritual realms. Arctic Raven Gallery features works from all the major Inuit carving villages.

“School of Fish” by Ningosa Kakee

Ningosa Kakee School of Fish - inuit stone sculpture

“School of Fish” by Ningosa Kakee
6″ x 11″ x 5″ – $795

“Diving Bear” by Pootoogook Mosesee

Diving Bear by Pootoogook Mosesee inuit stone sculpture

“Diving Bear” by Pootoogook Mosesee
7″ x 7″ x 6″ – $500

“Dancing Rabbit” by Qimmirpik Pitseolak

Qimmirpik Pitseolak Dancing Rabbit inuit stone sculpture

“Dancing Rabbit” by Qimmirpik Pitseolak
7″ x 4″ x 5″ – $700

“Hawk Box” by Allen Dennis

"Hawk Box" by Allen Dennis - bentwood box

“Hawk Box” by Allen Dennis
6″ x 9″ x 6″ – $700

“Hummingbird Rattle” by Erich Glendale

Hummingbird Rattle by Erich Glendale

“Hummingbird Rattle” by Erich Glendale
13″ x 6″ x 3″ – $1,600

 

“White Raven” by Moy Sutherland

Moy Sutherland 36 dia White Raven 10,000

“White Raven” by Moy Sutherland
36″ dia. – Sold

“Salmon Running” by Ron Aleck

Salmon Running by Ron Aleck 34x10 2,800

“Salmon Running” by Ron Aleck
34″ x 10″ – $2,800