Napachie Sharky

Napachie Sharky is a carver of serpentine and soapstone based in Cape Dorset, Canada. Born in 1971 to Josephee Sharky and Ragee Killiktee, Napachie and his brother, renowned sculptor Toonoo, lost both their father and grandfather in 1979. In the years since, Napachie has dedicated himself to his artistic practice, taking as his inspiration the local arctic wildlife and stunning landscape in which he lives. He works almost exclusively on small-scale sculptures, focusing on capturing minute details that bring his work to life. Napachie is best known for his birds, often composed with outstretched, dramatic wings and rounded, plump bodies.