This is a wonderful representation of Sedna, an important figure in Inuit mythology. Sedna is the Goddess of the Sea and is a common subject in Inuit Art. This Sedna is a stunning depiction. She is posed in a diving position, and has striking lines.
About Johnny Lee Pudlat
Born: December 7, 1971
Place of Birth: Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Resides: Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
Born in Iqaluit, Johnny Lee has lived most of his young life in Cape Dorset with his family. Johnny Lee’s father, the late Saila Pudlat, was a carver, as is his mother, Padloo Saila Pudlat. Johnny Lee began carving in 1986, and is self-taught. His preferred subject matter is birds and animals.
Johnny Lee Pudlat Exibitions include:
February-March 2001 – Young Carvers from Cape Dorset, JohnnyLee Pudlat and Ashevak Adla, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA. (illustrated catalogue).
February-April 1997 – Stone and Bone, The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, The North West Company held at the Sun Valley Centre for the Arts and Humanities, Ketchum, Idaho.