This sculpture is hand carved by Mark Tetpon, – an Inupiat artist. Every carving is one of a kind, individually carved, and hand signed by the artist.
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Dimensions (W x H x D): 18 x 20 x 4″
Mediums: Alder, Feathers & Walrus Ivories
Mark’s work depict sea mammals or birds as they are understood within the spiritual realms of his people. A sculptured polar bear or walrus might be drumming; an honoring mask that depicts a loon or seal’s body will be surrounded by a dozen smaller sculptures paying homage to the life of The People. Many of Mark’s pieces are showcased in corporate collections. His recent second collaboration, Seal Vision:Shared Spirt, with Don Johnston and Terresa White resulted in a stunning, award winning piece in the virtual March 2021 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market. This sculpture took Best of Class and First in Division, Bronze Sculpture, and was purchased for the Heard’s permanent collection. The first edition now resides at the Portland Art Museum