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|Dimensions||9 x 5.5 x 5"|
Born in Cape Dorset on August 21, 1973, Issaci Petaulassie comes from a family of talented artists. His father Etidlooie Petaulassie and his mother Mikluqtiktu Petaulassie are both established carvers. His grandfather, Latchalassie Akesyk is a famous Cape Dorset sculptor.
Although young, Issaci shows considerable promise as a sculptor and has inherited his family’s artistic gifts. His bears are attractive, detailed with natural facial features and display well executed compositions.
Issaci is a recent graduate of the Fine Arts and Crafts Metalwork and Jewellery program at the Nunavut Arctic College in Cape Dorset. His graduation work is now part of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association's collection.
Issaci has exhibited in Canada, Germany, and Switzerland.
Exhibition information is available upon request.
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