Inupait artist Larry Ahvakana has traveled and studied across the country, but his cultural home remains on the North Slope of Alaska. Whether he is working in marble, cedar, or fused glass, Larry tells old tales in new ways, letting his materials evoke traditional stories, music, and dance.
Larry Ahvakana, Giant Puffin That Eats Walrus. Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar, Ivory tusks, acrylic paint. 19 x 25 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.
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