Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Timangiak Petalaussie


Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1940- )

“Timangiak was born at Igalaalik Camp near Andrew Gordon Bay, and spent much of her life living out on the land. She began carving in the early sixties, being one of the first women to take up sculpture. She is also a noted throat singer, and has performed all across Canada and in the UK.

“In discussing her drawing, Timangiak reflects on the effort that goes into creating her work: It is hardest to think of a subject. It’s best to put the pencil down and just go for it. It’s scarier to draw than to carve. It’s very scary thinking of an idea for drawing. I often left that blank paper lying around for a while, ready for the moment an idea came”.

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