Jason Qiyaqtaq

narwal carved tusk inuit art sculpture in narwal tusk

Born in Nunavut

Jason Qiyaqtaq is an Inuit carver who sculpts narwhal tusks. Narwhals have been harvested for hundreds of years by Inuit people in northern Canada and Greenland for meat and ivory. Jason’s Qiyaqtaq work is influenced by the nature around him as well as by the traditions, rituals and stories from the Nunavut community.