Alariaq Shaa from Cape Dorset – Kinngait is better known for his carvings of dancing bears and walruses. This Inuksuk by Alariaq Shaa is an exception to that rule, at least as far as the subject matter is concerned. Because, just like his wonderfully executed bears and walruses, this inukshuk too speaks of Alariaq’s craftsmanship: a beautiful stone, a well executed inuksuk, a quality carving.
Bio Alariaq Shaa
(1978- ) | Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada
Alariaq Shaa is the son of renowned Inuit carver, Aqjangajuk Shaa. His family history is rich with talented carvers from Cape Dorset including his grandfather Davidee Mannumi, uncles Tukiki and Qavavau Manomie and brother Pudlalik Shaa. Alariaq takes great care in choosing his stone for his carvings and captures his own Shaa style in his sculptures. He enjoys carving diving and dancing walruses and bears.