Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Beautiful Girl (2002)

by

  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 18 × 7 × 7.5 inches
  • Reference Code: Q20910

“This woman is fixing herself up before her husband returns from hunting.”

Kellypalik Qimirpik

Kellypalik Qimirpik

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1948-2017)

Kellypalik has been exhibiting since the mid-1970s and was included in the 1989 “Masters of the Arctic: An Exhibition of Contemporary Inuit Masterworks,” which toured for more than a decade. He shows widely nationally and internationally and has had a number of solo exhibitions. Although known for his carvings of bears and other wildlife, he also sculpts figurative subjects and particularly enjoys transformational themes.