Two Faces by Jaco Ishulutaq


Artist: Jaco Ishulutaq

Community: Pangnirtung

Year: 2004

Media: Serpentine, Ivory



A fantastic carving by sought-after artist Jaco Ishulutaq. Jaco is an established artist from Pangnirtung. This piece is striking. The strong lines and impressive size of the piece really make it stand out. “Two Faces” is a fantastic piece that is sure to be admired within your collection.

Due to the use of ivory in this piece it can only be shipped within Canada.


Additional information

Weight 18 kg
Dimensions 13 × 5 × 20 in

About Jaco Ishulutaq

Year of Birth: 1951
Place of Birth: Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, Nunavut
Jaco started carving at the age of sixteen, encouraged by his mother, the well-known artist Eleesapee Ishulutaq. He learned about technique by watching his grandfather, and he is equally comfortable with antler, ivory, whalebone, and soapstone. Jaco has also produced graphics work for the archives at the Uqqurmiut Centre, choosing images based on stories told by his grandfather. Some of his drawings have been used by the Pangnirtung printmakers and weavers in their annual collections. Today Jaco is the most prolific carver in the area, and he makes an excellent living from his art. His pieces are highly sought and are exhibited in fine art galleries all over the world. An active participant in Pangnirtung community life, Jaco also instructs wilderness survival courses and volunteers to serve with the Pangnirtung Rangers, a local rescue and security team.