Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Head of a Young Man (c.1987)

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  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 8 × 8 × 7 inches
  • Reference Code: M70816

Davie Atchealak

Davie Atchealak

Inuit

Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1947-2006)

I see our ancestors moving in my mind and they are my real subject matter. I will only make what I know and recognize. That’s all that interests me. It must make sense as I wish to fool no-one. My works do not come from dreams. Dreams are partly nonsense, partly real. I consciously work on each image. I can’t really call it work, can I? Workers seem to live for paydays, making plans for the wages they’ll receive. I never know when I sell a piece or how much it will bring.