Iqaluit's Next Monumental Stone Sculpture
Three Inuit carvers and two summers of shaping and polishing for the next monumental carving in Nunavut's capital. And they are working with hard granite, not soft soapstone. Each carver is from a different region of Nunavut. Carvers are Inuk Charlie of the Kitikmeot, Paul Malliki of the Kivalliq and Looty Pijamini of the Qikitaaluk. They started last summer with a model, then this 15 foot long base and with its 6 foot long caprock it will be 12 feet high. Look for its unveiling in downtown Iqaluit this summer. The massive sculpture has been commissioned by NTI, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.