by Ottokie Samayualie

9 x 4 x 3 cm

Ottokie Samayualie
Ottokie takes great care in choosing the stone.  His carvings are made of the finest serpentine of varying shades from green to black, then smoothed and polished to best exhibit the lustre of the stone.  Serpentine is a rock with composition similar to that of Jade and is found on Baffin Island.  It is a very hard stone that requires more artistic virtuosity to carve than the softer soapstone.