"When you look at my sculpture, you don't understand all of it. For this reason, you have the freedom to dream. Everyone has opinions about art so I just put titles for each piece and leave the rest for dreams.
I started to do abstract forms in 1979. One day, I was doing a sculpture of a man but I did not like it. So, I just made forms on one side. Since that time, I have been doing sculptures using abstract forms.
I also inlay different materials such as caribou antler, or different colour stone for faces or other details like tools. The inlaying of bone faces is an old form of art used by earlier Inuit sculptors.
My work is in both worlds because the abstract forms I use are considered by many to be a modern way of doing art but combine the abstract forms with the old Inuit technique of inlaying.
Before 1979, I was doing my sculptures like the way I saw it done In Ivujivik, Quebec. I used to put detail on my work like everyone else until I fell in love with abstract form. It makes me feel good to work in abstract form, therefore I know it is the right form of art for me."
Mattiusi Iyaituk, from Abstract Artist
Artist: Mathewsie Iyaituk
Medium: Soapstone & Antler
Size: 11 x 27 x 16 Inches
Code No.: MI96