KANANGINAK POOTOOGOOK, R.C.A. (1935-2010), ᑲᓇᒋᓇ ᐳᑐᒍᑭ, CAPE DORSET / KINNGAIT
stone, signed in syllabics
7 x 16 x 8 in — 17.8 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm
"Kananginak is perhaps better known for his prints, because of his long time association with the Cape Dorset print collection, but his sculpture is clearly equal to that of his drawings. By leaving his stone largely intact, he conveys the massiveness and majesty of the animal, and low relief incisions replicate the sway of the musk-ox's long shaggy coat."
Christine Lalonde, Natalie Ribkoff, Itukiagatta! Inuit Sculpture from the Collection of the TD Bank Financial Group, National Gallery of Canada, 2005, page 60