Evie, Woman with baby and fish spear
9 3/4 x 5 x 3 in.
This unusual carving of a mother and child with a fish spear is signed "Evie." We think that this is probably the work of Eva Tuukkaq Kupirkruakuk, of Kuujuaq in Arctic Quebec. There are, however, two other artists named Evie from Broughton Island who are also possibilities. Whoever the artist is, she brought imagination to this carving. The fish spear poses serious challenges of negative space. The child has almost climbed out of the mother's amaut. The subject is unusual, the child's activity is unusual. On the whole, an intriguing carving that leaves us wishing to know more about its creator.