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Pitseolak Niviaqsi

Cape Dorset
 
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Pitseolak Niviaqsi

Cape Dorset
 

Born in 1947, Pitseolak is the son of great sculptor and graphic artist, Niviaksiak, and graphic artist, Kunu.  Pitseolak's aunt and uncle are well-known artists Lucy and Tikituk Qinnuayuak.

He has trained as a printmaker, possibly through the influence of his older brother, Qiatsuq.  As a sculptor, Pitseolak has a talent for using positive and negative space that imbues his work with a lightness and fluidity reminiscent of the work of the two great masters, Osuitok Ipeelee and Lukta Qiatsuk.

His work has a wide range; graceful interpretations of wildlife, particularly birds, family carvings, which often represent his wife and children, and depictions of the sea goddess "Sedna."

Although in 1991 he stopped carving for a period of time to build his own house, he quickly returned to his artwork and developed into a versatile, prolific and talented artist.  His works are relatively large scale with highly polished surfaces which beautifully illustrate the flowing lines and details of his renderings.

A bright future as a master carver and mentor to a new generation of carvers seems assured.

With excerpts from Cape Dorset Sculpture


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