Andrew Palongayak

Andrew Palongayak  
Inuit-Gjoa Haven, 1946

Drummer Summons Shaman
Whale bone, stone, antler

 

 Andrew (Andy) Palongayak is a stone and mixed-media sculptor from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Territory. His wife, Ann Palongayak, and her brother, Ralph Porter, are also artists. Andy carves both animal and human figures, frequently depicting shamans and associated spirits. His carving evokes a sense of considerable strength and solidity.