Makituk Pingwartuk – Ice Floe Walruses
In an earlier post (link) I described my interest in the ceramic sculptures of Inuit artist Makituk Pingwartuk. In that post you can find information about the sculptures, a bit about Makituk Pingwartuk, and a list of pieces that I will be featuring in my blog, with links to them as they are published. All the pieces featured here are in the collection of my wife’s family.
This piece is ice floes with four walruses amongst the floating ice. I show various views and details as well as the base. It is not signed. Its dimensions are:
- Length – 7 ½” (~19 cm)
- Width – 6 ½” (~16 cm)
- Thickness – 1” (~2.5 cm)
This is part of a series that details the collection of my wife’s family, made while they too lived in Nelson and were friends with Makituk who was studying ceramics at Kootenay School of Art.
All images in this post and series are copyrighted and may not be used without permission except by Makituk’s family members, though we would love to hear from any family that choose to contact us (contact: ehpemm_at_gmail.com).