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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.
Born February 15, 1951, Jaco Ishulutaq started carving at the age of sixteen, learning the traditional techniques by watching his grandfather. He has since progressed into creating sculptures from antler, ivory, whalebone, and stone. His favourite subjects include people, birds, and other animals native to the Arctic. He also enjoys portraying images from ancient stories imparted to him by his grandfather, as well as images from his extensive imagination. Additionally, Ishulutaq enjoys drawing and jewelry making.
Several members of Ishulutaq’s family are involved in the arts. His mother Elisapee, brother Lazalusie, and sisters Rosie and Jessie are all active artists in Pangnirtung and Iqaluit.
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.