Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Inukshuk

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  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 6 × 7.25 × 4.25 inches
  • Reference Code: V60602

Mary Adla

Mary Adla

Inuit

Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1960- )

Her father’s name is Koagak and mother’s is Elisapee. Elisapee used to carve when Mary was younger. Mary is the oldest of sister Ragalie, brothers Aimo and Joanasie. Like most Inuit carvers, she is self taught and uses only northern stone such as serpentine. Using only manual tools with her work, she found carving at first quite hard to do but gets better every time a piece is completed.