Fossilized Whalebone Sculpture - Eskimo Hunter by Ron Apangalook, circa 1968. This piece exemplifies his fine attention to detail and his sophisticated carving techniques. His initials carved in the base
Ron Apangalook is a Siberian Yupik Eskimo born in Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
He works primarily with Whalebone, Walrus tusks. He is noted for his figures which include bears, walrus & hunters. He tries to create pieces that represent his Siberian side but also represents his other ancestry, conveying a spiritual side to his art, creating a link between the viewer and his culture.
A great example of Inuit Art to add to your collection