Saturday, January 16, 2010

Polar Bear by Jimmy Peetooloosie

Jimmy Petooloosie
The young artist resides in the community of Cape Dorset,
a small but important settlement on the south coast of
Baffin Island.

His father, Joanassie and his brother Noah are prominent
carvers. Joanassie encouraged his sons to carve and
make extra money from their work, and he permitted them
to assist him on their early efforts.

Jimmy Peetooloosie speaks both his native language of
Inkutitut and English. He enjoys both his life in Cape
Dorset and particularly life on the land, where each
member of the family has their own favorite summer camp.

This artist is known for his depictions of wildlife,
particularly the polar Bear.

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  1. What astonishing grace this piece has; you really do feel it might come to life!

  2. Awesome isn't it Diana.
    Thanks for dropping by.


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