ENNUTSIAK (1896-1967), Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit
WAITING OVER A SEAL HOLE
3" x 3.5" x 3.75" — 7.6 x 8.9 x 9.5 cm.
The Inuit hunter is doing his best to keep warm while he patiently waits for a seal to breech the icy waters. Ennutsiak was the master of including the viewer in the moment. One feels the Arctic chill just looking at this subtle little work.
The Hon. W. Dan Chilcott, Q.C. Collection, Ottawa
Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Carving / Sculpture: Stone
Settlement: Frobisher Bay, Frobisher Bay / Iqaluit, Iqaluit