Artist’s Legal Name: Lydia Etok
Artist Lives In: Montreal, QC
Community artist is from: Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC
Categories of art practiced: Parka Making; Mitt Making; Kamik Making; Traditional Performance Pants making; Beading as Decoration; Ivory & Sealskin Jewelry Making
Year of Birth: 1975
Lydia was raised in the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq. She now lives in Montreal. Lydia learned the basics of sewing at a young age at school through a cultural class. She admired the traditional Inuit clothing when she was growing up and now Lydia sews kamik’s, parkas and traditional pants, especially for throat singing performers. Lydia is learning how to make jewelry made from caribou antlers and ivory and sealskin.
Artist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit culture: Inuktitut Language; Throat Singing; Sewing
“Learn the basics, you’ll develop your skills. Let your imagination run freely and your creativity will reveal itself.”