ABRAHAM APAKARK ANGHIK (1951-), ᐊᒋ, Salt Spring Island
22 x 12 x 11 in — 55.9 x 30.5 x 27.9 cm
Abraham Anghik expresses the importance of exploring the stories, myths and legends of his ancestors and voicing them through his art. He says about Inuit legends and the importance of remembering stories, “there were moral and ethical values…that kept people alive for several thousand years. I hope to tell Inuit people that...when they gave up the old beliefs, they gave up a lot…they have forgotten that the shamans taught respect for the animal world, for human life, for a spouse and for children.” Anghik continues to explore these stories as well as other cultures to have inhabited the Northern hemisphere.
Darlene Corward Wight, Abraham Anghik Ruben, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2001, page 8-9.