Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Swimming Caribou


  • Medium: antler
  • Size: 6.5 × 13.5 × 3 inches (incl. antlers)
  • Reference Code: V140701

Jacob Irkok


Arviat, Nunavut Territory, Canada


Jacob Irkok began carving in 1962; he recalls that his first sculpture, carved in antler, depicted a caribou and wolf fighting.* He still carves in antler, but also in stone. Irkok’s wife, Eulalie Utuuyak Irkok, is also a carver. Their son, Jack Irkok is also a carver in Arviat.