Snow Bunting Carving
by Killiktee Killiktee, Cape Dorset
3" high x 7" wide x 5" deep
Killiktee Killiktee (b. 1987) comes from a long line of artists starting with his father, renowned Cape Dorset sculptor Shortie Killiktee. His grandparents on his mother’s side, Kopapik Ragee and Arnirnik Ragee were prominent Cape Dorset artists, and his biological brothers Toonoo Sharky, Napachie Sharky, and Allasuaq Sharky are well known carvers as well.
Killiktee started carving when he was 12 years old. His first carving was a seal. He was paid $20 for the piece, and he was very proud of the money he earned.
“I learned how to carve by watching my brothers Toonoo Sharky, Napachie Sharky and Allasuaq Sharky working on their carvings. I enjoy carving different types of animals, especially bears and eagles.”
Killiktee is also an accomplished draughtsman, and several of his drawings have been translated into limited edition prints.