The word inuksuk means "something which acts for or performs the function of a person". The word comes from the morphemes inuk("person") and -suk ("ersatz" or "substitute"). It is pronounced inutsuk .
We had an unexpeded number of deaths in the family in a short period of time and I think that these pieces came from that experience.
This is the first one I did of the series. I want to add my personal experience to it so I used the plate out a hard drive from a computer to see what it would look like. I did not expect the halo look. This one stands about 9 inches tall.
This is the tallest in the series at 17 inches. It is also articulated so all of the pieces move so it can be played with to change it.
Day a the Races
This one just reminds me of the fancy hats worn to horse races. Articulated and 10 inches tall
I had to have a dude so meet Johnny Rodrigo. He is also articulated and stand 12 inches tall.
During our time of loss my Mom passed away too. This piece made me think of the fist mother. The seed we have all come from. She is articulated as well and stands about 12 inches tall.
This is the last of the series and hold special meaning for the family. It stands about 8" tall. This one is not movable.