Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Caribou Shamans (c.2004-05)

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Luke Anowtalik

Luke Anowtalik

Inuit

Arviat, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1932-2006)

Anowtalik recalls selling his first carvings—little swivel figures made from caribou antler—to Ministry of Transport employees at Ennadai Lake where he grew up. Although he works primarily in stone, he still occasionally carves antler, often creating elaborate compositions.