Artist of the moment…..Lucy Tutsweetok

Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok was born in Nunalla, Manitoba, Canada in the year 1934. She grew up in this area but after marriage moved to the Nunavut Territory’s Rankin Island and then to Arviat.

Tutsweetok was included in the first national show featuring Inuit art which traveled  the globe in the early 1970s.

Her style was a mixture of abstraction, minimalism, and realism. Many works consist of a rounded or triangular stone, with many heads and faces carved into it. A totem pole but with a different shape.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $40,000.  On the expensive end are some works depicting Inuit villages complete with igloos.

In this clip we see a signature work by Tutsweetok. A group of people carved into a rounded triangular shaped stone:

Lucy Tutsweetok passed away in 2012 at the age of 77 years old.


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