Born in Tulukanni in 1946, Etulu Etidloie first turned to carving between 1963 and 1965. Since then, he has become best known for his delicately carved loons (often in flight, mounted on either stone or a piece of caribou antler), and for his refined carvings of resting wolves.
His style is highly representative of Cape Dorset art and is rooted in a love for naturalism with an affinity for decorative stylization. Etulu's carvings are made of finest serpentine, using varying green shades with gold veining – smoothed and highly polished to best exhibit the beauty of the stone. Since 1976, Etulu’s work has been exhibited across Canada, the United States, and Germany
Etulu comes from a family of well-known artists from Cape Dorset: he is the son of the late graphic artists and carvers Etidloie and Kingmata Etidloie. His younger brother Kelly is also a very talented sculptor, known primarily for his carvings of narwhals, and their sister Omalluk Oshutsiak, excels in small scale carvings of people. There are several younger members of the family who are also very gifted carvers: Mary and Pitseolak Oshutsiak, Isaac Etidloie (Etulu's son), and Toonoo Etidloie.