His mother, Sarah Tillikasa (E9-770) died in 1972 leaving her husband Sarollie Awp Amittu (E9-829) to take care of their daughter and six year old Timothy. Sarollie was a talented and prolific artist and helped Timothy develop his carving abilities early in his life. Timothy has other very talented family relations including is his famous uncle Davidialuk and cousins Aisa and Johnny Amittu.
In the mid 1990’s he relocated to Inukjuak, his wife’s hometown and stayed there until the year 2000. While in Inukjuak, he continued to carve in the Puvirnituq style despite having to use the harder local stone. He returned to Puvirnituq in 2002. Generally, he enjoys making smaller sized artwork that has all the essential details needed to explain the story he wants to tell.
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