Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
69.

Shaman Insect

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  • Medium: whalebone, ivory
  • Size: 4.25 × 6 × 3.5 inches
  • Reference Code: N90703

George Auksaq

Inuit

Igloolik, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1963- )

Born in Hall Beach, George Auksaq moved to Igloolik with his parents when he was a young child. Auksaq considers himself to be a self-taught artist, though he says he did watch others carve. His mother Madeline is an ivory carver. Auksaq has worked in ivory, whalebone and stone. He recently completed a jewellery making course at Arctic College.