Ashoona’s “Sea Spirit” is a delightful sample of Inuit sculpture. The lines and craftsmanship of the piece immediately command attention. The combination of aspects that depict creatures from land (bear-like paws), air (face of a bird) and water (tail of a whale), in this piece all add to its appeal . This work represents many important subjects in Inuit culture.
Many members of the Ashoona family are artists, and the talent of Napachie is evident in this piece. “Sea Spirit” is a striking composition that deserves a place of pride.