Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Owl with Young (2003)


“Owl protecting chick from predators.”

Joanassie Manning

Joanassie Manning


Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1967- )

Joanassie, who began carving at the age of twenty, credits his grandfather, the renowned carver Osuitok Ipeelee, as a great influence on his work. After carving sporadically for a number of years, Joanassie is now working more consistently. He has evolved a personal style that is becoming stronger and more confident.