(1986 - Present)
Up-and-coming carver Quaraq Nungusuituk is the biological son of Mary and Titi Curly. He was adopted by the noted carver Tukiki Manumie and his wife Eliakamee Nuntok. As is the custom in Cape Dorset, Quaraq inherited his adoptive parents’ artistic talents and began carving at a young age. His skillful handling of the stone belies his youth and conveys a confidence and conviction in his work.
Quaraq takes great care in choosing the stone he works with. His carvings are made from the local serpentine stone, which comes in varying shades of green, yellow, and brown. Quaraq polishes each sculpture to give his work a smooth surface and beautiful luster.