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Manasie Akpaliapik
Canadian (Inuit), 1955
whalebone, Brazilian soapstone, antler, ivory, musk-ox horn, and shell
41.5 x 24.2 x 25.8 cm
Purchased 1994
National Gallery of Canada (no. 37354.1-2)

[This] particular piece is a hangover kind of thing; you're fed up; you have this bottle in your head; it's controlling you. I felt it's not just for me, but for a lot of Inuit who are caught in that situation. - Manasie Akpaliapik, Toronto, 1993 Alcohol and drug abuse are serious issues in today's North, and Akpaliapik is one of the few artists to explore the subject directly. For him, carving has the ability to heal.

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