Bird With Fish

Egesiak Simionie

American, born 1946

Bird with Fish, n.d.

  • Not On View

Soapstone

Dimensions: 2 5/8 × 4 7/8 × 2 1/8 in. (6.7 × 12.4 × 5.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Keith Davis, 1982.193

Egesiak Simionie was born on June 16, 1946 in Lake Harbour and now resides in Iqaluit on Baffin Island.Egesiak is son of the late Simionie Kowjakoolook who is mentioned in George Swinton's book "Sculpture of the Eskimo/Inuit" Page 195 Item 514.Egesiak's work is very refined working the stone into very fine and slender lines. He is a person who has spent his younger years in closeness to the land and has a major knowledge of hunting, especially Bears. He knows how to survive on the land. It is interesting to note that his works never depict the harshness and ruggedness of the Arctic environment.Egesiak has worked closely with Henry Evalardjuak and Davie Atchealak, two major Inuit artists who have achieved high recognition in their interpretation of the polar Bear.

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