Kipo Tetpon, “Kipolhoon”,
was the last of nine children, born in 1952 in Unalakleet,
a remote Alaskan community. She was
an interest in sculpting after watching her father
create beautiful ivory figurines.
Kipo attended the Institute of
American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she studied
for two years. Working
in stone, she focuses on traditional
life, such as scenes of mothers and children, hunters, spirits and
ancestral portraits. Her original and distinctive style eloquently
life in northern Alaska.