Zebedee started carving when he was around eight years old “just to experiment”, but began carving seriously “with the idea of selling them”, around the age of eighteen.* Zebedee and his family permanently settled in the community of Arctic Bay in the mid-1960s, and carving became his primary means of income.
Zebedee is the husband of Arctic Bay artist Paungaqjuk Enoogoo. His sister, Pakka Aola, is also a carver in Arctic Bay.
*Susan Cowen (editor),”We Don’t Live In Snow Houses Now: Reflections of Arctic Bay”, Canadian Arctic Producers, 1976, page 136
excerpt ©1997 Inuit Art Section, INAC
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