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Supporting Canadian artists and craftspeople since 1931
Supporting artists and craftspeople since 1931

Bird standing


Drawing inspiration from an intimate relationship with the animals of the Canadian Arctic, Inuit carvers immortalize them in stone.

Approximately 6 x 5 x 4 cm
Stone carving, serpentinite

Simeonie Alariaq (1965) resides in Cape Dorset, on Lower Baffin Island. This community boasts more artists per capita than any other region in Northwest Territories. Simeonie's parents, Adamie and Nakasuk, and his brothers Novoalia and Timmoon, are also carvers. 

Simeonie learned to carve from his parents at a very young age. He is a talented and productive artist, mostly carving realistic Arctic animals.