Friday, May 10, 2013

Emily Pangnerk Illuitok

Birds Nesting in Cliffs, c.2007

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Born in 1943, Illuitok was an Inuit master sculptor from Kugaaruk. She created detailed, delicate ivory/bone carvings that mostly represented hunting or nature scenes. Illuitok often worked with found materials that she then shaped into works of art. She passed away in 2012.

The above work shows birds nesting and is made of whale bone and ivory. Notice the little detail on the bottom right of a polar bear hunting some seals.

(Source: spiritwrestler.com)

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