Owl by Ottokie Samayualie




Artist:               Ottokie Samayualie

Community:    Cape Dorset

Media:              Green serpentine

Year:                 2018


This little owl is a beautiful example of the work of Ottokie Samayualie from Cape Dorset. Ottokie’s owl nicely shows his talents, even when working on a small scale, and reflects on his promise as a developing master carver in his own right.

Additional information

Weight 0.058 kg
Dimensions 2.5 × 1 × 2 in

Biography of Ottokie Samayualie

Ottokie Samayualie


Artistic Community: Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth: 17 June 1980

Ottokie Samayualie was born in Cape Dorsett on Baffin Island in Northern Canada in 1980. He is the son of established Inuit artists Johnny Samayualie and Kuluajuq Ashoona. His uncle and aunt Oviloo Tunnillie are also well known artists.

Ottokie began carving at the age of 9. Most of his work is carved in serpentine, a hard stone known for its dynamic range of colours. His favourite subject is bears which he presents in many different poses. His dancing bears are in demand worldwide.

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