Owl and Chick
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|Dimensions||4.5 x 15 x 9" (11.43 x 38.1 x 22.86cm)|
Joanassie Manning was born on June 6, 1967 in Cape Dorset and has lived there all his life. He started carving at the age of twenty, and credits his grandfather, the renowned Cape Dorset carver Osuitok Ipeelee, as a major influence. His mother, Annie Manning, has worked for years as a translator for English and Inukitut and is also well versed in the art of sewing and doll making.
Joanassie has developed a strong personal style in recent years; his sculptures are skillfully executed, with careful composition, and show a fine attention to detail.
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“Ugluk says, ‘I would try to concentrate on an idea of mine and gradually expand on it as I went along which would lead to some comprehensible form for the carving I was working on. And, other times, it seemed that trying to stay with one idea didn’t always work so, rather than getting stuck with one idea, I would just work on a carving and what it would become’.”
Other works by this artist
Owl with Chick
20 x 9 x 17″ (including antlers)
8.5 x 3.5 x 16″ (excluding antlers)