Louisa Inukpuk was born in Tikiraujaaq near Kuujjuaraapik, and moved to Umiujaq in 1986. She learned to carve in 1958 and enjoyed making carvings of seals out of soapstone; another one of her favourite subjects was people. Because the soft soapstone is no longer available Louisa now prefers making kamiks, parkas and mitts. Louisa feels Inuit art is a reflection of her people, therefore her art serves a good purpose in that the younger generation can learn about their own culture through this medium. Besides being a crafts artist Louisa is also employed by the Kativik School Board as an Inuk teacher. Her only son is Umiujaq sculptor Phillip Inukpuk.
Excerpt courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), 1997.
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