Moe Kolola

One original hand-carved sculpture by Inuit artist, Moe Kolola. One bird carved out of green serpentine stone.

Born in 1988 (Kimmirut, Nunavut)

Moe Kolola lives in Kimmirut, on the south shore of Baffin Island’s Meta Incognita Peninsula. Access to this community is limited to air and water. So he was bred in a very traditional way. Kimmirut is home to a thriving arts community and is famous for its beautiful local stone, the serpentine. Sculptures from this region are very representative, with smooth and generally polished naturalistic animal subjects. Therefore, there is no doubt that Kolala learned to sculpt at a very young age.

In fact, Moe has been sculpting for many years. His father, Peter, is a sculptor, as is his uncle, who was married to famous Cape Dorset artist Oviloo Tunnilie.

Moe’s work is promising. His forms are strong and well defined, and he takes great care to finish them with a natural and shiny varnish. His sculptures are natural and a balance between strength and fluidity. Moe Kolola takes the time to choose his serpentine stone. He pays special attention to the natural details of the serpentine.