Tony Curley (1964 -  )

Tony Curley

Tony Curley was born into a carving family in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, Nunavut (formerly Northwest Territories) on April 1, 1964. His favourite subject matter is the Canada Goose, although he also portrays polar bears. He has developed a unique style, in which the goose incorporates a long, delicately shaped neck and graceful outline, with minimal detail on the tail feathers. Tony’s style is symbolic of Cape Dorset art, rooted in a love of naturalism with added dramatic expression. He uses steatite serpentine, a very hard metamorphic rock with a composition similar to jadeite and indigenous to the lower Baffin Island.