Alariaq Shaa

1978-

Cape Dorset - Kinngait

It is evident with the incorporation of a number of elements such as a dynamic fluid line and attention to detail that Alariaq (son of noted sculptor Aqjangajuk (Axangayuk) Shaa RCA and brother to Pudlalik) has been influenced by his father and brother.

Alariaq enjoys choosing his stone and considers its various aspects before deciding what he will carve. He is getting known for his walrus and bear pieces.

Cape Dorset serpentine ranges in color from light yellow-green to black. Although a hard stone, in skilled hands the serpentine offers the opportunity to achieve flowing forms, lines bold and delicate, as well as a glistening, elegant finish. Sites for finding the stone are many miles east of Dorset.