ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (1911-1999) KINNGAIT (CAPE DORSET)BIRD WITH UPSWEPT WINGSstone, 3 x 1.75 x 1 in (7.6 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm)
The motif of a bird with upswept wings was a frequent subject for sculptor Abraham Etungat. Usually
titled ‘Bird of Spring’, each rendition has its own individual personality. One was made into a bronze
cast, which stands seven feet in height on public display in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. In
terms of size, this miniature sculpture is the opposite. The artist has pushed the stone to its limits, as can be seen in the breathtaking translucence of the wings and beak which enliven the beautiful green stone and appears as if glowing. It is truly a small gem.
ABRAHAM ETUNGAT, R.C.A. (Kinngait 1911-1999) 'Bird with upswept wings'