Drum Dancer, 1996 by Isaacie Etidloie, Inuit Cape Dorset, Nunavut soapstone, hide and bone drum 9” high x 10” wide x 4” deep
Isaacie Etidloie was born on November 15, 1972. He comes from a family of well-known artists from Cape Dorset on Baffin Island.
Isaci is the son of Etulu Etidlui, who is known primarily, for his lovely loons mounted on either stone, or a piece of caribou antler. He is the grandson of renowned graphic artists Etidlooie and Kingmeata Etidlooie. His uncle Kelly is also a talented sculptor, mostly known for his lively carvings of narwhals.
Isaci is a very gifted artist. He likes to carve birds, but he is also interested in portraying human figures and mythological imagery, such as Sedna.