Karoo Ashevak was an artist based in Talurjuaq (Taloyoak), NU. Ashevak had a quick rise to prominence in the 1970s when his work was exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions in the United States and Canada. He primarily carved in whalebone and used the natural features of the material to create works that played with volumes and shapes, contrasting detailed design with minimally altered material. In his work, Ashevak often created other-worldly figures that conveyed his distinct sense of humour.
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