Posts Tagged ‘Inuit art’

Artist of the moment…….Inuit artist David Ekootak(Ikutaaq)



David Ekootak, also spelled Ikutaaq, was another master Inuit sculptor from the Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada. Etootak enjoyed carving figures that often featured two heads. For instance a hunter with a bear head. Etootak also enjoyed portraying the daily activities of the Inuit.

David Etootak was born in the year 1929.

In this clip we view a work of an Inuit woman by David Ikutaaq. This is the title shown, but to me the work is of an Inuit man with a mustache!:

David Etootak passed away in 1984.

price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $25,000. Etootak worked with traditional materials such as caribou skin and wood to make the kayak. The artist carved with basalt in most of his sculpture work.





Artist of the moment……Siassie Kenneally

Siassie Kenneally is a wonderful Inuit graphic design artist born in Iqalugajuk, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1969. The artist works mainly with coloured pencil on paper.

Both of her parents were master Inuit artists. Her father was Qaqaq Ashoona, he will be an upcoming profile. Her mother was Mayoreak Ashoona, already profiled here.

Kenneally is renown for her coloured pencil works. For subject matter the artist portrays rocks, the inner parts of a seal, and the Inuit landscape.

price range information: Sorry none available

The Ashoona clan has produced many museum caliber artists, and this artist is no exception. Kenneally has great drawing skills!