Paul Malliki Caribou

Paul Malliki Caribou

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Paul Malliki (Inuit, Repulse Bay)

Grazing Caribou c 2002

Stone, Antler 

19 x 8.5"

Many of Paul Malliki's caribou are carved with dark stone and a smooth surface.  This superb example was carved more like his polar bears with light stone and intricate fur delineated throughout.  The white stone with natural inclusions is true to many arctic caribou who camouflage with polar landscapes.  Grazing Caribou is a fabulous study of the animal in stone - rendered with enough realism to imagine the animal grazing in front of us.   The grazing form draws also attention to the majestic antlers - which are impressive works of art on their own.