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JOE EQILAQ

SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

Joe Eqilaq (1952-) lives in Sanikiluaq (formerly the Belcher Islands), off the west coast of Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) in the Hudson Bay. While this is still a major carving community today, with the exception of a handful of artists, the work from there is distinguished by the mass production of small "airport art" sculptures that have become it's trade mark. Like the majority of artists in Sanikiluaq, Joe works mainly in the dark veined black green aphebian soapstone (like a sedimentary slate) indigenous to this area. This stone is relatively easy to work and has contributed to the sleek style that is emblematic of this area.


1
Title: Falcon and Lemming
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 9 x 5.5 x 2"
Ref: n21122

2
Title: Sedna
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 3 x 6 x 1.5"
Price: sold
Ref: L30123

3
Title: Shaman Totem
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 9 x 3 x 2"
Ref: n31019

4
Title: Sedna With Braids
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 4 x 9.75 x 2"
Ref: n20309

5
Title: Owl
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 8 x 4 x 3"
Ref: n21125

6
Title: Sedna
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 5 x 8.5 x 2"
Ref: n20310

7
Title: Bird Transformation
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 8 x 7 x 2"
Price: sold
Ref: n31018

8
Title: Polar Bear
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 3.5 x 8 x 4.25"
Price: sold
Ref: n21123

9
Title: Sculpin Spirit
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 3.5 x 12 x 3"
Price: sold
Ref: n20802

10
Title: Shaman Inukshuk
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 7 x 7 x 2"
Price: sold
Ref: n21127

11
Title: Sea Spirit
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 3.5 x 12 x 3"
Ref: n20803

12
Title: Attacking Falcon
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 7.25 x 8 x 1.5"
Price: sold
Ref: n21126

13
Title: Shamans Fighting
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 9 x 6.5 x 2.5"
Price: sold
Ref: n21129

14
Title: Bear Shaman
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 9 x 8.5 x 3.5"
Price: sold
Ref: n21128

15
Title: Bird (Cormorant)
Artist: Joe Eqilaq
Area: Sanikiluaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 4 x 5 x 2.5"
Price: sold
Ref: n40202

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