Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, Loon eating a fish, c. 1970
Stone, 1 3/4 x 8 x 4 1/2 in.
This sculpture is closely linked, both in subject matter and presentation, to Davidialuk's 1977 stonecut, "Loon eating a fish under water." Povungnitung prints were distinguished by including the margin of the stone in the print, as opposed to the Cape Dorset tradition of cutting away the edge of the stone, leaving a clear margin. Some features of this sculpture, notably the position of the feet, have been constrained by the available area on the stone. But instead of cutting away the rest, and having a sculpture of a free-swimming loon, the artist included the entire surface of the stone, framing the image of the loon. See https://www.waddingtons.ca/auction/inuit-art-online-auction-jun-24-2010/gallery/lot/105/.
Davidialuk Alasua Amittu | Loon eating a fish | c. 1970 | Alaska on Madison
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