Inuit – Baker Lake, Gjoa Haven and Taloyoak

Baker Lake (Qamani’tuaq, meaning "where the river widens") is a hamlet in the Kivalliq Region, in Nunavut in Canada's Arctic.   Located 320 km inland from Hudson Bay, it is near the nation's geographical centre, and is notable for being the Canadian Arctic's sole inland community.  Baker Lake is known for its Inuit art, such as wallhangings, basalt stone sculptures and stonecut prints. The community has been home to internationally exhibited artists such as Jessie Oonark, Simon Tookoome, Irene Avaalaaqiaq Tiktaalaaq, Toona Iquliq, Barnabus Arnasungaaq, Matthew Agigaaq, David Ikutaq and Luke Anguhadluq.

The sculpture of Gjoa Haven has a tendency toward distortion and expressionism in human and spirit faces and bodies. The sculptures of Gjoa Haven often combine stone with
whalebone, ivory or muskox horn. Gjoa Haven is home to many renowned stone carvers including Ralph Porter, Joseph Squkshaq, Uriash Pukiqnak and Judas Ullulaq.

Taloyoak sits at the head of Spence Bay, on the south coast of the Boothia Peninsula, and is the northern most community on the Canadian mainland. Some of Taloyoak’s influential artists include Karoo Ashevak, Joe Pudlat, Simon Uttaq and Gideon Quajuaq.

Fish

Artist: Louis Uttaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 5 x 11 x 3 Inches
Code No.: SS1333
Price: $695.00

Hunter With Spear and Knife

Artist: Joseph Suqslak
Region: Gjoa Haven
Medium: Soapstone & Antler
Size: 7 x 8.5 x 6 Inches
Code No.: PSC26
Price: $1,050.00

Hunter With Spear

Artist: Joseph Suqslak
Region: Gjoa Haven
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 7.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 Inches
Code No.: PSC100
Price: $750.00
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Hunter & Sedna

Artist: Peter Segova
Region: Baker Lake
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 13 x 11.5 x 4.25 Inches
Code No.: SS1141
Price: $3,850.00

Hunter & Ulu

Artist: Uriash Puqiqnak
Region: Gjoa Haven
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 11 x 11 x 9.5 Inches
Code No.: PSC04
Price: $2,500.00

Inuk Portrait on Igloo

Artist: Joseph Suqslaq
Region: Gjoa Haven
Medium: Arctic Stone
Size: 9 x 5.5 x 5 Inches
Code No.: PSC24
Price: $650.00

Standing Woman

Artist: Barnabus Arnasungaaq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 9 x 6 x 5 Inches
Code No.: SNL19
Price: $2,950.00

Woman & Bird

Artist: Toona Iqaluq
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 11.5 x 6 x 16.5 Inches
Code No.: SNA79
Price: $3,200.00

Kneeling Figure

Artist: Toona Iqaluq
Region: Baker Lake
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 10.25 x 11 x 5 Inches
Code No.: SNA80
Price: $1,950.00

Spirits

Artist: Charlie Ookpik
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 8 x 5 x 7.5 Inches
Code No.: SNA86
Price: $850.00

Drum Dancer

Artist: David Ullikatak
Region: Gjoa Haven
Medium: Whale Bone and Soapstone
Size: 9.75 x 6.5 x 7.5 Inches
Code No.: SNA85
Price: $650.00

Spirits on an Igloo

Artist: Paul Aaluk
Region: Gjoa Haven
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 6.5 x 8 x 5.5 Inches
Code No.: SNA82
Price: $750.00

Mother & Child

Artist: Thomas Akilak
Region: Baker Lake
Medium: Soapstone
Size: 7 x 4.5 x 6 Inches
Code No.: SNA77
Price: $850.00

Seal on Antler

Artist: Tony Ittunga
Region: Taloyoak
Medium: Soapstone and Antler
Size: 6 x 5.5 x 8 Inches
Code No.: SNA87
Price: $550.00