CARIBOU ON HIND LEGS
signed in syllabics, c. 1985
20.25 x 6 x 20 in — 51.4 x 15.2 x 50.8 cm
November 21, 2017
Osuitok’s finest sculptures exude a quiet strength
Clearly mastering the subject, Osuitok infuses a feeling of vitality into this graceful depiction of a caribou. George Swinton refers to this life-force in this way: “The stone comes to life; life comes from the stone.”
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