“The sculpture shows the united powers of the shaman. The shaman is always thinking. The hand is asking for things that it will take to store in the mind (drawer). The mirror is a reflection of oneself and it is how he sees you. It is no different from how one sees oneself. A spirit helper is the face around the mirror. The polar bear (on the back) is a powerful hunter and the shaman calls on the strength of the polar bear, and the hoof (on the base) is for the speed of the caribou.”
Isacci is the son of carver Etulu Etidlui. His grandparents Etidlooie and Kingmeata Etidlooie were noted graphic artists and sculptors in the early days of Cape Dorset art. Isacci has been carving since he was seven, and his favourite subjects are generally people in motion, whether fishing or drumdancing, always with a sense of movement. Recently, he has been making elaborate containers that incorporate both figurative elements and a whimsical sense of humour.
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