Born in 1971, Toonoo’s artistic talents were evident at an early age, garnering a great deal of attention while still in his teens. Over the years he has created an impressive body of work using the luscious Baffin Island serpentine as well as the marble found locally. His subject matter is transformational in nature, with an emphasis on spirit figures. These multidimensional creations depict animal-bird-fish combinations in a myriad of sizes.
The Inuit Gallery of Vancouver was delighted to play host to Toonoo Sharky during his short stay in conjunction with the 2010 Winter Olympics.