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Ning Pootoogook

Inukshuk

Ning Pootoogook was born on October 11, 1980 in Cape Dorset, which is located on Baffin Island in Canada's high arctic. The community of Cape Dorset has more famous Inuit artists than any other region in Nunavut.

Ning takes great care in choosing the stone. His carvings are made of the finest serpentine of varying green shades, and then smoothed and polished to best exhibit the lustre of the stone.

Serpentine is a rock with composition similar to Jade that is found on Baffin Island. It is a very hard stone, so it requires more artistic vituosity to carve than the softer soapstone.