inuit art

Native Art Consultation Services

 

Native Art Consultation Services, by Arctic Raven Gallery

Native Art Consultation Services, by Arctic Raven Gallery

Arctic Raven’s art consultation service offers discerning individuals, interior designers, architects and corporate art consultants invaluable assistance in procuring outstanding Native masterworks to enliven interior or exterior spaces.

A close collaboration between Arctic Raven Gallery and the owners of the dramatic San Juan Island home featured on this web page, brought the warmth of Northwest Coast Native art to the home’s large interior spaces. Outside, commissioned totem poles complement the spectacular cliff-side setting. Many pieces in the home, which look custom designed, were selected from the Gallery’s extensive inventory.

For custom design work, the Gallery serves as a liaison with acclaimed Native artists, commissioning specialized pieces and offering unique design solutions. From sculpted cedar and glass entry doors, to sliding panels, the Gallery has been pleased to respond to our clients’ individual requests.

The Gallery, located in downtown Friday Harbor, Washington, showcases a superior collection of contemporary works from the Pacific Northwest and Arctic regions. The depth of the collection allows a portfolio of works to be considered before choosing the most appropriate pieces. Complimentary placement and simple installations are included for work going to nearby locations.

Arctic Raven is known for its exceptional service and knowledgeable staff. The gallery has become a resource for collectors and consultants, helping to transform many homes and public spaces with the power of magnificent Native art. Please contact us to set up a complimentary appointment. We enjoy offering this custom service to our valued clientele.

 

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.

“Shaman Transformation” by Alex Alikashua

Inuit Stone Sculpture "Shaman Transformation" by Alex Alikashua

“Shaman Transformation” by Alex Alikashua
5″ x 10″ x 4″ – $800

“Walking Bear” by Joanie Ragee

Inuit Stone Sculpture "Walking Bear" by Joanie Ragee

“Walking Bear” by Joanie Ragee
7″ x 5″ x 3″ – $600

 

 

 

“Walking Bear” by Tony Oqutaq

Walking Bear by Tony Oqutaq Inuit sculpture

“Walking Bear” by Tony Oqutaq
7″ x 3″ x 5″ – $500

“Mother & Child” Sculpture by Silas Qiyak

Mother & Child Sculpture by Silas Qiyak

“Mother & Child” Sculpture by Silas Qiyak
5″ x 6″ x 3″ – $560

“Owl Sculpture” by Palaya Qiatsuq

Owl Sculpture by Palaya Qiatsuq Inuit sculpture

“Owl Sculpture” by Palaya Qiatsuq
11″ x 6″ x 4″ – Sold

“Bear” by Kakee Ningoseak

Bear by Kakee Negoseak Inuit Sculpture

“Bear” by Kakee Negoseak
7″ x 6″ x 3″ – Sold

“Bear” by Joanie Ragee

Bear by Joanie Ragee Inuit Sculpture

“Bear” by Joanie Ragee
9″ x 3″ x 4″ – $520