Simon Tookoome

From the nomadic generation of Inuit who had grown up in the traditional life on the land before moving into a settlement in Baker Lake. In his community, he was a founding member of the Co-operative print shop, was a respected leader, and renowned artist.
It was through his unique imagery in drawings, prints and sculpture that he became internationally acclaimed. He was a self-taught carver who began carving in stone and antler in the late 1960s, but it was his drawing that gave him the freedom to depict his ideas and images from his experiences of living on the land. Besides making his drawings, he also was a stone-cutter, producing the blocks for most of his prints. After moving into Baker Lake in 1968, he worked in construction, mining, fisheries, and education (teaching carving to school children), as well as being a cameraman and interviewer for the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation. For forty-five years he attended and participated in solo and group exhibitions all over the world, contributed to the annual Baker Lake print collections from 1971-1990, and his art is documented and referenced in many catalogues and publications.

His drawings are a legacy that give us a rare glimpse into his shamanic world of transformation and offer us an insight into a world that has disappeared and is now all but forgotten.

Shaman Wolf Transformation

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 22 x 30 Inches
Code No.: ST15
Price: $1,150.00 Framed

Drumming Spirits

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 22 x 30 Inches
Code No.: ST13
Price: $1,150.00 Framed

Inukshuk Landscape

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 22 x 30 Inches
Code No.: ST14
Price: $1,150.00 Framed

Shaman Caribou Transformation

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 22 x 30 Inches
Code No.: ST16
Price: $1,150.00 Framed
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Shaman Duality

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 22 x 30 Inches
Code No.: ST11
Price: $1,150.00 Framed

Wolf & Muskox in Spiritual Challenge

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 22 x 30 Inches
Code No.: ST17
Price: $1,150.00 Framed

Wolf Shaman

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 22 x 30 Inches
Code No.: ST12
Price: $1,150.00 Framed

Thinking of the Changing Season

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 14 x 20 Inches
Code No.: ST03
Price: $795.00 Framed

Caribou Shaman in Trance

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 14 x 20 Inches
Code No.: ST02
Price: $795.00 Framed

Inuit Couple Greeting

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 20 x 14 Inches
Code No.: ST08
Price: $795.00 Framed

Shaman Gathering Knowledge

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 14 x 20 Inches
Code No.: ST06
Price: $795.00 Framed

Inuit on the Land

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 14 x 20 Inches
Code No.: ST05
Price: $795.00 Framed

Spirits Riding Muskox Transforming into Wolf

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 14 x 20 Inches
Code No.: ST09
Price: $795.00 Framed

Caribou Shaman Calling Spirits

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 14 x 20 Inches
Code No.: ST07
Price: $795.00 Framed

Dog People

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 14 x 20 Inches
Code No.: ST04
Price: $795.00 Framed

Dreaming of Wolves

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 14 x 20 Inches
Code No.: ST10
Price: $795.00 Framed
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Shaman Duality III

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 7 1/2 x 11 Inches
Code No.: ST30
Price: $525.00 Framed

Caribou Shaman on the Land

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 7 1/2 x 11 Inches
Code No.: ST23
Price: $525.00 Framed

Shaman Duality II

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 7 1/2 x 11 Inches
Code No.: ST29
Price: $525.00 Framed

Caribou Shaman Transforms Into Wolf

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 7 1/2 x 11 Inches
Code No.: ST24
Price: $525.00 Framed

Wolf Caribou Shaman Transforms Into Man

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 7 1/2 x 11 Inches
Code No.: ST25
Price: $525.00 Framed

Shaman Reflection on Yellow

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches
Code No.: ST27
Price: $495.00 Framed

Shaman Reflection on Blue

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches
Code No.: ST28
Price: $495.00 Framed

Red Wolf Shaman

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches
Code No.: ST19
Price: $475.00 Framed

Yellow Wolf Shaman

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches
Code No.: ST20
Price: $475.00 Framed

Green Wolf Shaman

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches
Code No.: ST21
Price: $475.00 Framed

Blue Wolf Shaman

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches
Code No.: ST22
Price: $475.00 Framed

White Wolf Shaman

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches
Code No.: ST18
Price: $475.00 Framed

Shaman Reflection on Red

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Colour Pencil on Paper
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 Inches
Code No.: ST26
Price: $475.00 Framed

Snow Goose

Artist: Simon Tookoome
Medium: Pen & Ink on Paper
Size: 11 x 14 Inches
Code No.: ST31
Price: $650.00 Framed
SOLD