Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Inuk Portrait

by

  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 3.5 × 1.25 × 1.25 inches
  • Reference Code: Q120312

Jutai Toonoo

Jutai Toonoo

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1959-2015)

When I carve, I am giving part of myself. I put so much energy and passion into the carving that I am working on that I am physically and mentally drained when the carving is finished. I do not like wearing a protective mask when I’m carving, so I know that the dust I’m breathing in is killing me. Each carving that I make takes so much out of me.”