SILAS QAYAQJUAQ (KAYAKJUAK; TAGORNAK)
Born: February 2, 1956 Male E5-1324 Place of Birth: Hall Beach Resides: Ottawa Sculpture
The son of two artists, Joanasi and Martha Kayakjuak, Silas began carving at an early age, producing his first serious works by the age of twelve. His work reflects his keen interest in both hunting and living on the land. Silas moved to Ottawa in the late 1980's and has been carving full-time since.
Brandson, Lorraine E. CARVED FROM THE LAND: The Eskimo Museum Collection. Churchill, Man.: Diocese of Churchill Hudson Bay, 1994.
Qayaqjuaq, Silas SILAS QAYAQYUAQ WANTS TO SHARE IDEAS WITH OTHER ARTISTS: Interviewed in Inukttitut by Simeonie Kunuk and by Matthew Fox in English in 1994; translation by Rhoda Kayakjuak. Inuit Art Quarterly: 10 (1), Spring 1995, pp. 22-25. (c) Inuit Art Section, INAC 1995