Tytosie was born in Iqaluit Hospital, but has grown up in Cape Dorset. He started carving around the age of eleven (1985), but began carving seriously around 1993. He learned to carve by watching his late grandfather, Qabaroak, and his mother, Oviloo. “I used to watch my mother carving and I think I was inspired by her work. When she was finished roughing out the stone, I would sometimes help her with sanding.”* Although Tytosie admired his mother’s work, he wanted to develop his own individual style. He enjoys using his imagination to create transformation sculpture. Tytosie has worked with serpentine and marble, and likes to work with small to medium size stone.
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47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
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3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
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