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Johnny Lee Nooveya

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Johnny Lee Nooveya

Johnny Lee Nooveya is literally carving out a name for his original and unique style. Being able to carve animals as well as human figures it is exciting to see this upcoming artists work. Both Johnny Lee's grand fathers were very well known carvers , from Pangnirtung and Cape Dorset . With such a wide range of talent it is at times difficult to get access to his art as t is in high demand. Johnny also likes to go quarry stone the carvers require during the summer. It is so amazing when you see him picking out a stone he takes his time and knows exactly what the piece will look like at the time he selects the stone. The demand for Johnny's work continues to grow as does his depth. Being close to his culture Johnny loves fishing, clamming, hunting, looking for eggs and continuing what his elders have passed on to him. Always willing to help others Johnny is what one would consider a well like modern day inuk who practices the traditional skills of his heritage.

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