Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Narwhal (1984)

by

  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 6 × 14 × 6 inches
  • Reference Code: Q120307

Namoonai Ashoona

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1926-2002)

Namoonai is the eldest son of Pitseolak Ashoona. His brothers are (in order of age) Qaqa, Koomwartok, Kiawak and Ottochie Ashoona, all of whom are well-known Cape Dorset sculptors. His sister is Napatchie Pootoogook (married to printmaker Eegyvudluk Pootoogook) who is a graphic artist. Namoonai’s late wife, Samiak Ashoona, was also an artist.