Drum Dancer by Pudlalik Shaa, Inuit Cape Dorset serpentine, bone 10.5" tall x 4" wide x 4.5" deep
Born and raised in Canada’s most active artistic community, Pudlalik grew up watching as his father and mother, Axangayuk and Kilabuk Shaa, revealed the inherent beauty of the raw stone with which they worked. Today, Pudlalik is one of the premier carvers in the north. The influence of his father’s fluid lines persists in Pudlalik’s work. Exploring the diversity of the Arctic’s wildlife and its relationship to traditional Inuit legends, he has become known for his balanced and delicately wrought carvings that exemplify the ingenuity of contemporary Inuit art.