Family by Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok
Lucy Tasseor is from Arviat, the southernmost community on the Nunavut mainland, close to the geographical centre of Canada. The local stone, a tough grey steatite, is harder than the steel tools traditionally used by Arviat carvers. In the 1960s, Tasseor began creating a unique style of sculpture, simply by using an axe to chip away the hard stone. As Inuit Art expert Ingo Hessel explains: “[Arviat sculptors] communicate essential ideas of form and content with a minimum of elaboration.” Tasseor’s work is recognizable by its flat planes, with a distinct and simple use of incised line.
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