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Parr Parr was born in Cape Dorset in 1990. He comes from a long line of artists and carvers, which inspired his own artistic interests from a young age. As a child, Parr would help his uncle, Noo Atsiaq, create various bear sculptures. Noo was the one who taught Parr how to use a grinder and file, as well as how to polish his sculptures. He began carving his own sculptures at the young age of fourteen.
When he first started out, Parr’s artwork would depict a variety of subjects, including Bears, Wolves, Arctic Rabbits, and Inukshuks. However, over the past 8 years, he has made birds his subject of choice, as he enjoys capturing the animal’s spirit and range of motion in his sculptures.
As goddess of the ocean, Sedna sets strict rules about the proper way to treat the animals of the hunt, which the Inuit require for sustenance. This includes proper treatment of the animals’ spirit when killed for food. If she feels the rules have been broken, she cuts off the supply of food. When this happens, the Inuit tribal shaman is required to take a mystical journey to the bottom of the ocean to speak to the goddess. It is considered the most dangerous journey an Inuit shaman is called upon to make.
Upon arrival at the bottom of the sea the shaman is required to comb Sedna’s hair, because Sedna has no fingers to comb it herself, and to find out what the tribe has done wrong that the food has been cut off. The shaman then makes a deal with Sedna, promising that if the tribe corrects whatever transgressions it has made, the goddess will return their food supply. The shaman then returns to the tribe with the list of things the goddess requires to be done to get the food back.
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