Tarsis Pillakapsi

Born in Igloolik, Nunavut

Tarsis Pillakapsi is a Inuit artist from Igloolik who specializes in the sculpture of caribou antler or ivory.

With such undiluted joy and a sense of penultimate freedom, Pillakapsi’s treatment of the effervescent caribou antler is brilliant. Sparkling in the dim, the sculptural forms undulate softly in the play of the light. What is especially captivating about his pieces are the tremendous details, shine, and exquisite craftsmanship, only possible by a master carver.

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