Artist of the moment…..Looty Pijamini

Looty Pijamini is a contemporary Inuit artist born in Clyde River, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1953. His birthday is coming up, Pijamini was born on November 14.

Pijamini had a public commission which was unveiled in 2013 that shows the hardships faced by the first Inuits to live in modern camps. The movement was called the High Arctic Relocation and it took place in 1955. Pijamini received worldwide critical acclaim for this sculpture. This sculpture is the second from the bottom in the gallery.

Pijamini now resides in Grise Fjord, Nunavut Territory.

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I love to look at some common subjects of the Inuit artists and love this artists interpretation of snow goggles and of course, Sedna, the goddess of the sea.

The artist and family appeared in 2008 in Canadian Georgraphic magazine. In the states we have the National Geographic magazine, same principle. Its a very interesting article and you can read about what some modern Inuit children aspire to be. And how cold it is! The article focuses on where Pijamini now resides, Grise Fjord, Nunavut Territory, Canada.

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/oct08/feature_grisefiord3.asp

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