Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Aqjangajuk (Axangayu) Shaa
Birds Nesting Colony, n.d. 
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Aqjangajuk began carving in 1954 at the age of seventeen. He comes from a family of artists, His grandfather is the carver Kiakshuk and his parents, Paunichea and Munamee Davidee, are both artists as well.
This sculpture is a blend of contemporary and traditional Inuit art materials, being made of walrus bone and serpentine. Stone was introduced as a carving material in the 1940s while animal bone has a long history in Inuit art, going back some 4,000 years.

Aqjangajuk (Axangayu) Shaa

Birds Nesting Colony, n.d. 

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Aqjangajuk began carving in 1954 at the age of seventeen. He comes from a family of artists, His grandfather is the carver Kiakshuk and his parents, Paunichea and Munamee Davidee, are both artists as well.

This sculpture is a blend of contemporary and traditional Inuit art materials, being made of walrus bone and serpentine. Stone was introduced as a carving material in the 1940s while animal bone has a long history in Inuit art, going back some 4,000 years.

(Source: spiritwrestler.com)

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