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One of life’s most rewarding experiences is collecting fine art, and sometimes it’s best to take a little more time to make these acquisitions with ease. We understand and want to do everything possible to make collecting your next artwork more comfortable. At Coastal Peoples Gallery, we offer an interest-free layaway program and offer flexible terms which can be customized to your individual needs.
Moe Pootoogook was born at the Iqaluit hospital and has lived in Cape Dorset all his life. Moe has been carving since he was eleven years old and he learned by watching his father, the well-known sculptor Paulassie Pootoogook. Carving several times a week, Moe decides what to carve depending on the stone, but he likes to carve dancing bears or figures in action, such as a man hunting.
An avid soccer player, Moe enjoys spending time out on the land as much as he likes living within the community. He has taught some of his friends how to carve and appreciates the opportunities for independence that carving can provide, as he regards it as a job and it is his soul source on income.
Woven coiled grass basket, Thread (coloured), Serpentine stone
The process of basket-making is long and arduous as it can take up to a month to weave a large basket. Baskets are made from repeatedly coiling the grass from the bottom of the basket and building the basket up. Designs are created by stitching thread onto the basket, however some designs are actually woven in. This thread can be made from a number of materials, such as de-haired sealskin, leather, and yarn.