Dee Edaakie is a member of the famous Edaakie family of jewelers, painters, and carvers. Dee now lives not far from his famous uncle, Gibbs Othole.
Dee's carvings are abstract, although some are at the realistic edge of abstraction. He is also known for his ability to carve materials at the high end of the Moh's scale of hardness - in particular, various forms of pyrite, Boulder opal, gold slag, K-2, apatite & hematite.
The unusual vantage point of Dee's abstract carvings of birds, badgers, and bears can often cause the eye of the viewer to linger over the carving for a minute, in order to discern the animal's contour. Dee's fondness of carving animal pairs in fluid poses that meld with the stone is particularly effective in stones such as amber and onyx.