Marc was born near the Manitoba border, and is the son of a well-known shaman, Idjuadjuk. He has lived most of his life in Arviat, except for a few years when he worked in Rankin Inlet and Tikirarjuaq (Whale Cove). He began carving in 1967, and likes to carve from his imagination. His favourite subjects to carve are human figures and polar bears. Marc is married to carver Simona Kaslak Alikaswa. Their daughter, Mary Ann Alikaswa, is one of seven children. She is a wallhanging and crafts artist in Arviat.
Excerpt courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), 1997.
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
Sunday and Holidays, open 12-5
© 2016 Spirit Wrestler Gallery. All Rights Reserved.