Simple Man
Simple Man

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Simple Man
Artist: James Miller
Culture(s): Yup'ik, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq/Aleut
Dimensions: 17x8x3
SKU: YK0302


Mask carving of a face out of yellow cedar with ivory labrets.






Jim Miller lives in a small isolated village called Port Graham, Alaska. He is Yup'ik Eskimo and Alutiiq. Jim is happily married and has two wonderful children. He is a self taught traditional wood carver and has been carving for about 15 years. He harvests and gather his wood off the beaches and from the land. He is best known for his masks, but takes enjoyment in creating other medium of bowls, spoons, halibut hooks, toys, and full size kayaks with paddles and also does traditional hunting implements. Jim has participated in various types of art shows and has had a few solo exhibitions. Jim enjoys his quite time in his small shop which is his old smokehouse creating various artwork. He also takes an equal amount of satisfaction in passing on what he has learned onto others. He teaches 2 or 3 classes a year. He participates in the Cultural Heritage Week in Tatitlek, and Nuchek Spirit Camp on Hinchinbrook Island. His artwork work is available in various art shops and museums, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Medical Gift Shop, Ilanka Heritage Center in Cordova, the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska and the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, Alaska.