Among the Inuit people of the arctic, “Innunguait” are objects in the likeness of a human. Stone innunguait have been erected by the Inuit since ancient times to serve as landmarks, commemorate a cherished person, or even frighten enemies.*
During the brief arctic summer, tiny plants emerge in the microclimates surrounding these monuments, as suggested in this composition.
*Hallendy, N. (2009). Tukiliit: the Stone People Who Live in the Wind. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press. pp 28-30.