Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Sedna Amulet Pendant (c.1987)

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  • Medium: ivory
  • Size: 3 × 0.75 × 0.5 inches
  • Reference Code: L70303

Looty Pijamini

Looty Pijamini

Inuit

Grise Fiord, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1953- )

Two monuments will be unveiled in the High Arctic this week to recognize Inuit who were forced to live in Canada’s most northerly settlements in the 1950s. Grise Fiord carver Looty Pijamini said his sculpture depicts a woman overlooking the ocean, with a young boy and a husky beside her. Speaking in Inuktitut, Pijamini said the woman in his monument is not smiling — “she is not happy because it was not a happy occasion,” he said.”