Inuit Hunter Sculpture by Pudloo Jaw
Pudloo Jaw / Hunter Sculpture
Over 1,200 people reside in The Inuit community of Cape Dorset is located on the south west coast of Baffin Island on the Foxe Peninsula. Some 1,200 people reside here, including sculpture and artist Pudloo Jaw. Cape Dorset, which calls itself the Capital of Inuit Art, has been a centre for drawing, printmaking and carving since the 1950s and is hailed as the most artistic community in Canada.
Sculpture continues to have great importance among three generations of artists from this community. Although small-scale works, following the tradition of highly detailed ivory sculpture, are in evidence today, Cape Dorset artists are noted for their large-scale stone sculptures. Dancing bears are popular themes, in addition to a myriad of other subjects and styles, personal to each individual artist.
Each hand-carved sculpture is accompanied by an Igloo Tag, which guarantees its authenticity and certifies that the piece was handmade by Inuit artists in Canada. The igloo symbol is registered by the Government of Canada and can only be attached to original Inuit sculptures and art from northern Canada.