Moe Pootoogook

    Born in Iqaluit (NU), Moe (Mosesie) Pootoogook grew up in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, NU). He began carving at the age of 11, learning by observing and applying specific instructions from his father. He uses serpentine, marble, and antler to carve people, animals, and modern-day items such as airplanes and boats. His miniature figures, frequently engaged in action, can be distinguished by their charming and endearing expression. Moe Pootoogook’s work has been shown in galleries around the world and has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Germany, France, and Switzerland.