Inuit artists are often inspired by the arctic landscape and the Inuit way of life. For many, it is a way of preserving these identifiers of Inuit culture for future generations. While other artforms allow for a less direct creative process, Inuit carvers usually work directly on their material without preliminary drawings or maquettes. Many carvers speak of liberating an image inherent in the stone.
Inuit artist Solomon Simeonie is based out of Iqaluit, Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic. His work reflects his attention to detail and form, indicative of his masterful carving abilities.