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Simon Tookoome

Simon Tookoome, born in 1934 moved to Baker Lake from Chantrey Inlet, in 1960 after his people were threatened with starvation. In 1969, Simon began to draw and carve and became a founding member of the Baker Lake Sanavik Co-op. He is mostly known for his drawings and prints that depict hunting, Shamanist transformations and traditional Inuit ways of life. Artistically, Tookoome combines patterns, colours, lines and form to produce sweeping harmoniously balanced images that reach into another world. Exhibitions of his works have travelled to Isreal, Germany, USA, France and Japan.

 

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