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Silas Kayakjuak

SILAS KAYAKJUAK

Shaman, Silas Qayaqjuaq, Hall Beach, Nunavut Sliding, Silas Qayaqjuaq, Hall Beach, Nunavut Relaxing, Silas Qayaqjuaq, Hall Beach, Nunavut


Silas was born in 1956 in Hall Beach. He learned to carve at an early age by watching other family members carving. He began to carve at the age of eight and produced his first serious carving when he was twelve. Natural talent, a keen eye for balance and movement in the human figure, experience of hunting and living on the land combine to give Silas’s work an appealing warmth and charm. The elaborate details and his subtle humour demonstrate artworks on their highest level.

His work reflects a keen interest in the human figure: "...I carve people in movement and everyday life. My father used to carve animals, and he used to say that all his life, he'd looked at people's faces and, after all those years, he'd never learned to carve the face. I challenged him and started carving people in movement, balanced and [pursuing] their lifestyle."*

Silas moved to Ottawa in the late 1980s and has been carving full-time since then. His work is in collections all over the world and has been purchased for presentation to foreign dignitaries, music conductors, and art lovers alike from all walks of life. In 1999, Silas' stone carving was featured part of the exhibition called Northern Rock, Contemporary Inuit Sculpture at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinberg, Ontario.

*quote from "Silas Qayaqyuaq Wants to Share Ideas With Other Artists", Inuit Art Quarterly, Sprin, 1995, p. 25.

Excerpt © 1997 Inuit Art Section, INAC


 



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Shaman

Shaman


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

CHF 380.00

Exhibition N°:001

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Child in a Boat

Child in a Boat


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

CHF 210.00

Exhibition N°:002

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Mother and Child Pendant

Mother and Child Pendant


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

CHF 280.00

Exhibition N°:003

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Singing

Singing


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

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Exhibition N°:004

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Man with Harpoon

Man with Harpoon


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

CHF 450.00

Exhibition N°:005

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Man and Son

Man and Son


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

CHF 285.00

Exhibition N°:006

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Two Heads

Two Heads


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

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Exhibition N°:007

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Sliding

Sliding


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

CHF 330.00

Exhibition N°:008

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Transformation

Transformation


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

CHF 220.00

Exhibition N°:009

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Elder Drumming

Elder Drumming


Kayakjuak (Qayaqjuaq), Silas

CHF 355.00

Exhibition N°:010

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