Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Drumdancer

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  • Medium: whalebone, antler (caribou)
  • Size: 7.5 × 5 × 8 inches
  • Reference Code: L61203

Alina Tungilik

Alina Tungilik

Inuit

Kugaaruk, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1970- )

Alina Tungilik has lived consistently in Pelly Bay and started carving at the age of 12. She was taught by her mother, Emily Illuitok’s older sister. The influence of her aunt, master artist Emily Pangnerk Illuitok (b.1943) is very evident in her carving style. Her works are in the classic Pelly Bay style working in mixed materials incorporating inlays of ivory, whalebone and caribou antler.