Artist of the moment…….Bill Nasogaluak

 

 

Bill Nasogaluak is an Inuit artist born in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada in the year 1953.  The artist is a self taught sculptor and painter. Working as a sculptor the artist is a mixed media master incorporating stone, antlers, and bone into some works.

Nasogaluak also taught the Arctic College.

The artist worked as an engineer for nearly two decades before choosing to pursue a career as a full time artist.

Nasogaluak enjoys working with traditional themes, but considers himself to have been born at a perfect time as he can relate to both traditional and more modern Inuit way of life. Some themes tacked by Nasogaluak include the shaman and my favorite, Sedna, the goddess of the sea.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $7,000.

I really enjoy his use of the circle as part of his overall design. Also the artist was great at placing multiple faces in one sculpture, many times this technique is used when depicting a shaman transformation.

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