Amittu

Although he recently took up residence in Akulivik he maintains his ties with Povungnituk and especially with the Povungnituk carvers whom he frequently visits. For many years, his style was quite influenced by that of his father, but Aisa continued to gain strength and confidence in his work. Seeing [my] artwork around the world makes me very proud and proud to be Inuit. By the time he was twelve, he was producing his own sculptures based mostly on the ancient legends told to him by his father. Myers [Mitchell], Marybelle , Davidialuk

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Davidialuk Alasua Amittu

Home Artist Index Amittu, Aisa. Additionally, he created several unique collage pieces, such as the one featured in Nunavimiut: Not wanting to be confined to a particular theme, Amittu also enjoys experimenting with different subject matter and has portrayed imagery not usually associated with Inuit art.

Largely self taught, Amittu has enjoyed a akittu career which has spanned nearly five decades. Amuttu recently, Amittu was commissioned to create a piece for Metamorphosis: Upon closer inspection, however, one notices more pronounced facial expressions, which serve to more readily convey the emotions associated with the story and not just the events of the story itself.

Spirit Wrestler Gallery West 3rd Ave. MEDIA Although Amittu is best known for his stone sculptures, mainly carved from the dark stone found around Akulivik and Puvirnituq, he has also experimented with materials such as ivory and antler.

His brother Johnny Amittuk and his cousin James Amittu are also carvers. Legend of the Eagle and the Young Girl Bear Catching a Seal Aisa has two brothers including the artist Johnny Amittukand two sisters. Although Amittu is best known for his stone sculptures, mainly carved from the dark stone found around Akulivik and Puvirnituq, he has also experimented with materials such as ivory and antler.

Although he recently took up residence in Akulivik he maintains his ties with Povungnituk and especially with the Povungnituk carvers whom he frequently visits. Tuesday to Saturday, open Sunday and Holidays, open He was greatly influenced by the old stories, as retold by his father, and has sought to portray these legends in his work from the onset of his career. Amittu spent many of his formative years in Puvirnituq, but moved to Akulivik in the s.

Aisa Amittu ( ), Inuit artist biography and portfolio

Aisa began to carve when he was about fourteen years old. His pieces are included in national public collections such as those at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, to name but a few. By the time he was twelve, he was producing his own sculptures based mostly on the ancient legends told to him by his father.

His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in addition to many solo shows.

His carvings tend to be solid and heavy, and convey some sense of the original stone. His most recent pieces often incorporate stone with both of these materials, demonstrating his skill as an accomplished, mature artist. The Shaman of Katjutajuuq. Seeing [my] artwork around the world makes me very proud and proud to xmittu Inuit.

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Aisa Amittu (b. 1951)

Amittu continues to revisit and rework previous themes. At first glance, his work from the s-onward varies little from his previous work. Myers [Mitchell], MarybelleDavidialuk For many years, his style was quite influenced by that of his father, but Aisa continued to gain strength and confidence in his work. Among countless other stories, such as The Dwarf Who Smothered a Man and Northern Lights, Amittu continues to portray elements of popular legends that are familiar to those throughout Nunavik.

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu (), Inuit artist biography and portfolio

Later in amitti career, Amittu also began to depict hunting scenes and to work more often with bone and ivory. Harpooner with Dogs on Bear Aisa began to carve at the age of ten with his father, master-artist, Davidialuk Amittu.

Aisa Amittu was born on September 6, in Povungnituk where he completed five years of formal education at the local federal school. Although Amittu began to carve at the age of 12, his work was not publicly exhibited untilwhen it was included in the group show, Arctic Quebec Sculpture at Houston North Gallery in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

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