Ottokie Samayualie

dancing bear Inuit Art Sculpture in Serpentine

Born: June 17 1980                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Resides: Cape Dorset, Nunavut.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ottokie is the son of the talented local artists Johnny and Kuluajuke 
Tunnillee.  Ottokie has followed the same artistic path, as in Nunavut artistic talent is passed on from generation to generation.In Ottokie’s carvings we find a combination of abstract and lifelike forms. 

Ottokie takes great care in choosing the stone. His carvings are made of the finest 
serpentine stone.He began carving at the age of 9. His favourite subject is dancing bears which he presents in many different poses.