Eric Lester, Inuit. Eric is known by his Inuit name “Amireq”. He was born in Cambridge Bay, Northwest Territories, and raised in Tuktuyaktwk, North West Territories in Northern Canada.
Eric is a self taught carver and started carving in 1980. He carves on soapstone, antler, argillite and ivory in many different animal forms such as bears, snow geese, whales and inukshuk drawing his inspiration from the natural world around him. Eric is known all over the world for his soapstone work and his recent claim to fame is a licensed design of his inukshuk that is manufactured in silver and sold worldwide.