OSUITOK IPEELEE, R.C.A. (1923-2005), E7-1154, Cape Dorset / Kinngait
WALRUS AND PUP
signed in syllabics
13 x 17 x 8 in — 33 x 43.2 x 20.3 cm
Osuitok decribes his work habits: "Nowadays, I generally begin work on something I'm going to carve in the early morning when it's nice, just beginning to get light. I carve at it all day, the next day and even into a third day. I won't get tired of it. I won't get bored.
Maria von Finckenstein, Celebrating Inuit art, Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1999, page 111