Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Bear Shaman Hunting (2009)

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  • Medium: steatite
  • Size: 13.5 × 10 × 3 inches
  • Reference Code: R131109

Jobie Uqaituk (Ohaituk)

Inuit

Inukjuak, Quebec, Canada

(1946- )

“Sometimes when you look at a piece of stone, it already has a shape. When you look at it from the outside you can see that it’s going to be this or that. You start to chisel away, carving your idea from the beginning because you’ve got the idea of what to make and it takes form and meaning. It’s not hard to do then, to give it meaning … it’s gratifying. I try to make my carvings come alive.”