Jacob Irkok began carving in 1962; he recalls that his first sculpture, carved in antler, depicted a caribou and wolf fighting.* He still carves in antler, but also in stone. Irkok’s wife, Eulalie Utuuyak Irkok, is also a carver. Their son, Jack Irkok is also a carver in Arviat.
*Interview with the artist, August 1989, Ingo Hessel
Excerpt courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), 1997.
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