Inukshuk carving from Inuit artist Isa Oqutaq of Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada. Carved in serpentine, locally quarried stone on Baffin Island. Inukshuks were strategically placed on landscapes to help with caribou hunting, to cache food, and for other important purposes. The name “inukshuk” in the Inuit language means “like a man/human.” Size: 5.5 W x 7.5 H x 3 D inches. Available for viewing at our Grand Marais gallery.
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Decades ago, Jan Sivertson traveled to far north Canada and Alaska and brought the work of Inuit sculptors and Cape Dorset printmakers back to her small Grand Marais, Minnesota gallery. Today, Sivertson Gallery is widely known for its extraordinary collection of prints, sculpture, jewelry, and dolls that tells the story of living off the land and sea sustainably and against all odds. An “Inuit Premiere” celebration is held annually in October, centered around the Dorset Fine Arts print release; Sivertson Gallery is one of the few US galleries chosen for the honor of carrying these prints. The Inuit Premiere is held on a weekend and filled with festivities, traditional throat singers, and artist demonstrations—and exciting new prints for sale.
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