HENRY EVALUARDJUK, FROBISHER BAY/IQALUIT
NWT Commissioner Hodgens acquired the work from the artist while he was in prison.
Sold to the consignor’s grandfather, Hubert Heinrich, by the Commissioner, Germany.
By descent to present owner, California, U.S.A.
Henry was asked to create a work that was personal to him while he was in prison. The extremely soft light coloured stone supplied to him lent itself to the undercutting needed to create negative space around the close-knit bodies of this family. It was implied that this scene may in fact have represented Henry himself as a small man leaning up against his giant wife.