Capturing Time, 1993
By the 1940s Inuit were carving in both stone and ivory; the 1949 Guild exhibition included work in both media. By the early 1950s there was a decided shift to stone, probably influenced by the preference of early buyers and carvers' ability to increase the size of the sculpture. These early animal figures still retain the scale and delicacy associated with ivory figurines and models.
More from Lyne Lapointe, Martha FlemingA Kidnaper/I Have Been Abandoned by the World
280.7 x 447 x 206 cm assembled; element 1: 280.7 x 295.8 cm; element 2: 240.5 x 201.5 x 4.6 cm; green column: 135.5 x 17.5 cm diameter; gold column: 106 x 13.3 cm diameter Skull and Shells
57.9 x 42.2 x 2.1 cm (with integral frame) Miasma / Hyena and the Valve
panel 1: 213.4 x 119.4 x 45.7 cm; panel 2: 213.4 x 185.4 cm; bench: 68.6 x 134.6 x 58.4 cm