Tukiki’s parents, Davidee and Paunichea as well as his brothers, Axangayu Shaa and Qavavau Manomie are also artists.
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of Tukiki Manumie, one of Cape Dorset’s most original and unique sculptors.
Tukiki’s easily recognized carvings used the basic shapes of hands, claws and antlers as motifs , carving the appendages into bird and animal heads that expressed his vision of the natural world as being interconnected and interrelated.
Tukiki’s work is included in many prominent museums and private collections throughout Canada and he had a strong following in Germany where he travelled to attend one of his solo exhibitions in 1988.
Tukiki was a gregarious and good – humoured man who always had a friendly smile and an amusing story to tell. He will be sadly missed by his family, his many friends and all of us at Dorset Fine Arts.