Qayaq Horizon

Sterling Silver, Keum Boo (Fine Gold and Silver), Turquoise, Sterling 18

Artist Statement:

In hunting or traveling, scanning the horizon is a frequent practice among Arctic peoples. Seen in this form of a traditional Yup’ik kayak is the setting of an arctic sun and beads representing Inuksuit. Inuksuit are man-made stone cairns used by Eskimo people across the arctic as landmarks, as points of reference, for navigation and as markers for hunting grounds.