Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Basking Seal (c. late 1960s)

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  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 6.25 × 15 × 3 inches
  • Reference Code: M100902

Ottochie Ashoona

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1942-1970)

Ottochie was the youngest son of well known graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona. His brothers Namoonai, Qaqaq, Koomwartok and Kiawak Ashoona, as well as his sister Napatchie Pootoogook (married to the printmaker Eegyvudluk Pootoogook) are all accomplished Cape Dorset artists. His wife Tumira is also a graphic artist now living in Iqaluit.