Loving Couple Soapstone Carving
This piece depicts a loving couple embracing each other, hand-carved into a green-veined soapstone. The freestanding sculpture tapers from the top to the bottom.
Jonasie (Quarqortoq) Faber is an Inuit artist born in Julianhaab, Greenland in October of 1944 and moved to Canada when he was 30. Faber has travelled widely and experienced many other cultures while still preserving his Inuit heritage. In need of adventure, Faber went prospecting in his new homeland and established a soapstone claim. He educated himself in the properties of the soapstone medium and, drawing on his experiences as a boy, transformed raw stone into lively, emotion-filled works of art.
Jonaise Faber became a teacher following his relocation to the Indian Reserve where his soapstone mine is located. He established an Art School and Gallery and even had a showing in San Fransico, CA, for his students. Faber moved to Baja California, Mexico for eight months then returned to B.C. in the fall of 1997, settling in Princeton where he now lives.
His sculptures are now collected throughout the world, including the Royal Danish family. His art is a reflection of his rich life experiences, Inuit heritage and colourful, jovial personality.
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