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Kenojuak, Ashevank, "Bird"
Kenojuak, Ashevank, "Bird"
Kenojuak, Ashevank, "Bird"
Kenojuak, Ashevank, "Bird"
Artist Ashevak, Kenojuak
Object Name Sculpture
Title Bird
Date 1975
Material serpentine
Technique carving
Dimensions H-20.6 W-17 cm
Description Kenojuak Ashevak spent the majority of her life on South Baffin Island and in arctic Quebec, where she was raised by her grandmother who taught her traditional crafts. This transfer of knowledge had a lasting influence on the artwork she created later on. Ashevak and her husband were part of the first group of Inuit artists at Cape Dorset, a co-operative arts community started by James Houston. She is most recognized for her piece, Enchanted Owl, which was featured on the Canadian postage in 1970. Works such as the featured carving, Bird, display the Inuit artist’s diverse skills that developed over time. This carving was created out of serpentine, which comes from the area surrounding Cape Dorset. Ashevak has many prints and carvings that display her favored subject and inspiration, animals from the Canadian Arctic.
Catalog Number 1975.004.001