When I went down to the litho shop to sell my first drawing, I was very nervous wondering whether they would buy it or not. My first drawing was an image of my late grandfather’s (Latchaolassie) carving of a bird. I was so proud to get paid for that drawing and it inspired me to do more drawings. -Saimaiyu Akesuk
Saimaiyu Akesuk was born on April 28, 1988 in Iqaluit but she has lived in Cape Dorset her whole life. Her parents are Lau Akesuk and Olayuk Akesuk who was one of the first Members of the Legislative Assembly in Nunavut. Saimaiyu was inspired to start drawing by Ningeokuluk Teevee while they were taking a class together at the Nunavut Teaching Education Program. Saimaiyu’s confident drawings of birds and bears are characterized by her bold and dynamic simplicity rendered with soft tenderness and quite often a touch of whimsy.
ASHEVAK ADLA 1977 - Ashevak was born at the nursing home in Cape Dorset. The eldest child of Kumajuk and David Adla, he started carving...View full product details
The son of Tayaraq and master carver Qavaroak (Kabubuwa) Tunnillie, Ashevak has a style that embraces, but is distinct from, his father’s. His work embodies...View full product details
Barnabus lives in the community of Baker Lake (Qamanittuaq). Throughout his life he has created sculpture, prints and drawings, but he sees himself foremost as...View full product details
SPRING Promo !
10% off with promo code SPRING & Sign up for our Free newsletter !