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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.
Pat Ekpakohak, a Ulukhaktok artist, was born in 1946. He creates fine carvings from Caribou antlers, Muskox horns and bone. The images depicted in his unique pieces reflect the elements of everyday Inuit life on Victoria Island: Caribou on yearly migration paths, Muskox grazing, and Sandhill Cranes which nest each year on the island.
In 1995, Patrick was included in the exhibition and accompanying publication called, “Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada” which was held at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2008 Unity, a group exhibition at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., November
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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