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Women Sewing, c. 1978

Mattiusi Iyaituk
Canadian (Inuit), 1950
black stone, ivory, and sinew
19.4 x 26.2 x 15 cm
Gift of Dorothy M. Stillwell, M.D., 1986
National Gallery of Canada (no. 29391)
© Mattiusi Iyaituk

"When you look at my sculpture, you don't understand all of it. That way, you have the freedom to dream." - Mattiusi Iyaituk Iyaituk likes to experiment with different materials and makes inventive use of found objects to enliven his sculptures. In common with works by other Nunavik artists, this piece is essentially descriptive, showing the everyday activity of sewing, yet Iyaituk's abstract modelling of the women's forms allows the viewer to imagine their movement as they pass the needle between them.

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