MIRIAM MAREALIK QIYUK (1933-)
Miriam is the daughter of trailblazing graphic and textile artist Jessie Oonark. Miriam used the dark basalt stone common to Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake). Her sculptures are often carved in flat low relief and depict families or clusters of people or loons. There is an innate sense of familial love in this subtle and yet straight forward work. True to the characteristics of artwork from Baker Lake - the stone is carved only so much as to convey the nature of the sculpture. Qiyuk needs no more detail than what she has provided to create this elegant portrait of a supportive family.