Mattiusi Iyaituk, Lumaaq and her adopted baby narwhal
Stone, 9 x 15 x 27 in.
This is Mattiusi's imaginative postscript to the Lumiuk legend. See https://conta.cc/3oLUTpG for an article on the legend. At the conclusion of the legend, Lumiuk's mother has been transformed into a narwhal, Lumaaq. Mattiusi has imagined that Lumaaq adopted a narwhal baby, whose head appears next to her face. Lumaaq herself bears a striking resemblance to a sedna, with a stylish tail superimposed on the lower portion of her body, but with her arms preserved. The stone appears to be granite, unusual for Mattiusi (suggesting that it was carved at a time of year when he could not get his preferred serpentine).