Soapstone Sculpture by Tony Curley, Inuit
Handmade by Inuit artist Tony Curley, this petite Swan's elegant neck and curving body make a charming addition to your home. The deep rock-pool greens and whites of the soapstone capture the complexity found on the biodiverse shore lines of Cape Dorset. This swan comes into its element paired with a little partner or as part of a flock.
Tony Curley is a sculptor/carver based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. He has noted that he has “a natural instinct in my soul” for creating his artwork. Curley has been creating carvings for more than 30 years. He is inspired by Arctic wildlife that live in and around his northern community, and primarily creates carvings of animals such as bears and birds. Curley often carves with marble or serpentine; a firm, green, brown or black metamorphic rock from the lower region of Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island). His artwork has been exhibited in Canada and internationally within the United States, Germany and Switzerland.
Curley is part of the Cape Dorset artist collective. Find our more about the Cape Dorset Collective and the artists they represent here!
Dimensions: 2 1/2" x 4 3/4" x 1 1/4"
This sculpture comes wrapped for safe transit and will include information on the design and artist. Every Soapstone sculpture from Cape Dorset Collective comes with a certificate of authenticity and trademark and is signed by the artist. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation.
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