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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 or to commemorate a cherished person.*

Some innunguait point the way to a special place, as is this miniature seems to be doing. During the brief arctic summer, tiny plants emerge on the rocky landscape and on the stone sculptures erected there.

*Hallendy, N. (2009). Tukiliit: the Stone People Who Live in the Wind. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press. pp 28-29.

miniature innunguaq fountain of feather rock with centaurium
Summer at Hudson Strait
11” diameter x 15”