Small Wonders of Inuit Art
April 16 — 21, 2022
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MIRIAM MAREALIK QIYUK (b. 1933)
Depictions of families abound in artist Miriam Qiyuk’s work, both avian and human. Here, her two often revisited subjects come together in this small image of transformation and maternal warmth. A smiling human mother hovers over, and partially enshrouds seventeen young birds whose small beaked faces protrude from under her with a shared wide-eyed expression.
Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, September 16, 2020, lot 13.
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