Annie Ainalik-Parr was born on October 26, 1961 in Cape Dorset which is located on Baffin Island in Canada's high Arctic region. She is the daughter of Ikaluk and Alika Parr. The carver Nuna Parr is an uncle of Annie’s and her grandfather is the well-known graphic artist, Parr. Annie began making works of art in 1982. She credits her participation in one of Kananginak Pootoogook’s drawing courses with her current interest and faculty etching into three-dimensional blocks of stone. She has also done work creating dolls in traditional dress, though primarily known for her stone etchings. Her work in all mediums is distinguished by a fine graphic sense and a rich ethnographic knowledge.
This wonderful serpentine stone etching depicts the daily life of an Inuit. Skillfully etched on four sides, the piece shows hunting bear, ice fishing, hunting seal under the ice and an individual in native winter dress. The piece measures 5 3/4" in height and the base measures 4" in length by 2 3/4" in width. It carries the design number label and Canadian label on the base and will be accompanied by the original tag of certification by the Government of Canada. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.
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