Sitting Bear Cub by Ottokie Aningmiuq


Artist:                    Ottokie Aningmiuq

Community:         Cape Dorset/Kinngait

Year:                       2021

Media:                    Serpentine


This charming Sitting Bear Cub by Ottokie Aningmiuq is a wonderful confirmation of the talents of this new and promising carver on the Cape Dorset Scene. In a short time Ottokie has created a following for his unique representation of  bears and bear cubs. See Bear with Cubs as another example from this gifted carver.

Ottokie Aningmiuq from Cape Dorset

Ottokie Aningmiuq from Cape Dorset



Additional information

Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 5 × 2.5 × 4.75 in

Biography Ottokie Aningmiuq

Ottokie Aningmiuq
Iqaluit, NU
03 September 1983

Ottokie Aningmiuq is a carver from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU who continues to live there making Kinngait their artistic community. Aningmiuq comes from an artistic family and was taught to carve by his father. He carves works with stone and most often uses serpentinite.

Major influences in Aningmiuq’s work include his family members and the land and animals around him. Aningmiuq often carves northern animals with a playful hand that gives personality to his final figures. He also carves Inuit in traditional clothing and often engaging in practices such as traditional fishing and hunting.

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