7 1/4 x 8 x 2 1/4 in. (18.4 x 20.3 x 5.7 cm)
First Nations (Canada)
Medium and Support:
Gift of La Féderation des Cooperatives du Nouveau-Québec in the name of the Harley School and the Shoestring Gallery
Location: Not currently on view
Like many Inuit artists, Thomassieapik used his experience as a hunter to inform his work. Watching the animals, studying their habits and movement helped the Inuit secure food but it also allowed them to render animals in stone with surprising accuracy.
[Label text from "Art from the Arctic: Inuit Prints and Sculpture" (11/20/09-2/14/10) by Cynthia Culbert]