Kasa’inaq – Seal Helmet

Red Cedar, Acrylic, Oils, Plexiglass, Glitter


Splendor In Spring II

This colorful figure is based on traditional “decoy” helmet worn by the artist’s ancestors, and would have been donned by a hunter in their kayak while seal hunting. Historic examples of these helmets are rare, existing in just a handful of museums around the world. With this piece Lena both honors her ancestors and adds a contemporary re-imagining to the canon. This piece can be displayed as a free-standing sculpture, or hung on the wall. It is beautifully finished on the back, as well.