Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Dancing Bear

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  • Medium: serpentine
  • Size: 8 × 6 × 4.5 inches
  • Reference Code: Q130413

Markoosie Papigatok

Markoosie Papigatok

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1976- )

Markoosie began carving as a teenager and is largely self-taught. His mother, Komajuk Tunnillie, and grandparents Tayaraq and Qavaroak (Kabubuwa) Tunnillie, were all accomplished carvers in Cape Dorset. Markoosie mainly works with animal themes, which he treats with a characteristic whimsy.