The carving that started an Appreciation of
Photo by Chris Fournier,.
This is the carving that launched
the phenomena of Inuit art, which captured the imagination of
It was given to James Houston in 1948 by
a man named Nayoumealook at Inukjuak in Arctic Quebec. Inspired
by the work, Houston went on to organize carving programs in
communities across Nunavut and Arctic Quebec, and helped establish
the network that brought the work to the rest of the world.
This carving is now on display at the Museum
of Civilization in Ottawa as part of he exhibit Iqqaipaa (Inuktitut
for 'I Remember') ,which runs until January 30, 2000.
Taken from UP HERE magazine