Koomwartok Ashoona, Fledgling hawk, 1970s
Stone, 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 in. (9.5 x 7 x 7.6 cm)
Koomwartok Ashoona was the brother of Kiugak and Qaqa Ashoona, two of the great first generation Cape Dorset carvers. Koomwartok carved primarily birds, both realistic and fantastic. This fledgling hawk is unusually tender, facing the challenge of survival in the Arctic.