Lawrence Reynold (Ulaaq) Ahvakana is active/lives in Washington, Alaska. Lawrence Ahvakana is known for Inuit motif design glass, stone work, bronze, masks.
Biography Lawrence Ahvakana
"I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska but raised in Barrow and Anchorage, Alaska. My first introduction to the Arts was watching my mother, who is a very competent skin sewer. All my life, I was surrounded by my culture and my people, the Inupiaq of northern Alaska. The dances and songs of the Inupiaq tradition is the oral history of my people. It is the emotional interpretation of our respect and involvement within the environment of the North Slope of Alaska. My work involves the use of many media and materials. Within my designs, I incorporate the sense of my cultural design, but the interpretation is very personal and the conceptual format, I hope, will give the viewer an idea of the I
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