A fitting tribute to the place of many fish

Travellers at Iqaluit International Airport are now greeted by this sculpture of Arctic char by Nunavut artist Looty Pijamini, who is seen here during his work’s unveiling on Monday, Dec. 17, to the left of Nunavut’s minister of economic development and transportation, David Akeeagok, whose department commissioned the piece. “Iqaluit means ‘multiple fish, or lots of fish,’” says Pijamini, who sculpted 43 individual fish for the piece out of granite quarried near the airport. “When you first land in Iqaluit, this is what you’ll see.” (PHOTO COURTESY OF NUNAVUT’S DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION)

By Nunatsiaq News

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