Among the arctic Inuit people, “innunguaq” refers to an object in the likeness of a human. Stone innunguait (plural) have been erected since ancient times to welcome visitors, commemorate a cherished person or mark a special place. This miniature is an interpretation of an innunguaq marking the site of an ancient camp near Taliqruak.*
Tiny plants often thrive in the shelter of innunguait, as reflected in this composition with plantings of Carolina Azolla, or water velvet.
*Hallendy, N. (2009). Tukiliit: the Stone People Who Live in the Wind. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press. pp 28-.