Markoosie began carving as a teenager and is largely self-taught. His mother, Komajuk Tunnillie, and grandparents Tayaraq and Qavaroak (Kabubuwa) Tunnillie, were all accomplished carvers in Cape Dorset. Markoosie mainly works with animal themes, which he treats with a characteristic whimsy.
Excerpt from Cape Dorset Sculpture, 2005.
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