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Isaac Ohotaq was born in 1957 in Tikiraq, Nunavut. Tikiraq is a beautiful community near Cape Dorset, where spring animals and marine life are plentiful.
Like many of the carvers from the Cape Dorset region, Isaac comes from a family of stone carvers. He learned how to carve from his father, Enookie Oqutaq, and would often accompany his uncle, Quvianatuliak Tapaungai, on trips to the quarries to mine soapstone. When he was seventeen, Isaac began carving his own sculptures as a way to make money when he was unable to find a job.
Isaac takes pride in doing all of the work on his sculptures, including the sanding and polishing. He primarily works with soapstone and marble, but will use Caribou antler for the base of his sculpture when carving a pod of Whales. Isaac sources his soapstone from a variety of different quarries, as each location yields its own uniquely colored stone.
Coiled lime grass, 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.
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