Jonathan
Elias

Jonathan
Elias

Medium:

jewellery, sculpture/carving, textile

Artistic Community:

Tuktoyaktuk, NT

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Inuvik, NT
1984

Work

Biography

Jonathan Elias is an Inuvialuit carver from the community of Tuktoyaktuk, NT. Elias claims that learning stories and lifestyle from the elders is his inspiration for his work. At a young age Elias started carving from the help of his father Wayne Thrasher. Harvesting seasonal animals is an important aspect and way of living for Elias. Carving and making jewelry out of organic materials of animal bones such as beluga, caribou and fish.View Long Biography and Citations