Jermaine Napayok

One original hand-carved sculpture by Inuit artist Jermaine Napayok. One transformation carved out of pink granite.

Jermaine Napayok primarily carves marble, granite or serpentine, local stones found in open pit mines in Nunavut. All of these are very hard stones, therefore it takes a lot of artistic vitality to carve them.

Jermaine’s pieces have a great sense of movement and respect the traditional Inuit style of carving. The artist learned how to carve at home, watching his father sculpt.

This artist takes pride in carving the traditional way; by getting his stones himself which he finds in the open sky mines, on Baffin Island. Jermaine takes the greatest care in the choice of his stones.