Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Animal Figure (c.1980)

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  • Medium: basalt
  • Size: 7 × 4.25 × 1.5 inches
  • Reference Code: L120802

Andrew (Andy) Miki

Inuit

Arviat, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1918-1982)

“I’ve been carving animal-figures since I first started carving. The images come from my imagination and from my observations of real animals. Most of the time I know what I want to carve before I begin: I think out what I want to make. I don’t run out of ideas because I’m constantly thinking about what I’m going to carve next. If a carver began a carving without knowing what he would carve next, it wouldn’t make any sense.” (p.24-25)