This is a fine art print of an original acrylic on canvas painting done by Inuit artist Aakatchaq.
This is a depiction of a Shaman in a dream state. He is holding a piece of carved bone in his mouth and he has the traditional piercings of blue labrets. Raven surrounds him, which for some Alaska Native cultures, is believed to be a spiritual creature. In the Inupiaq language Amouluq translates to Great-Grandfather.
This PRINT image is approximately 17" x 21". The edges of the image show the frayed edge of the canvas. Each print is signed by the artist.
Inupiaq Eskimo artist Aakatchaq (Ak-ah-chak) is Kikiktagrukmiut, born and raised above the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska. Aakatchaq began creating art professionally at the end of 1999. She continues to experiment with new materials such as moving from canvas portraits to those on stretched caribou and deerskin, or creating visual effects wth large-scale encaustic paintings. She also works with various forms of sculpture from aluminum and wood to polystyrene creatures.
"I believe each piece of art carries a little bit of the artist and it is through love of Native people and my culture that I can share the beauty within.”