his sculpture, the prolific and always creative Abraham Anghik
Ruben provides the viewer with a unique perspective
on old stories and mythology as well as the reality that is
Inuit culture today.
Using the workable Brazilian
soapstone, Anghik’s narrative
style interprets classic Inuit themes - Sedna, shamans, transformations
and family life. Rarely is a sculpture what it appears to
be on first viewing. There is always more to be discovered
one ponders the calm and fluid surfaces of the beautiful
stone. Always graceful and moving, Anghik’s work is
uniquely his own.
Anghik prefers to create the large scale and dramatic sculpture
he is known for but being Inuit, he simply cannot waste
any stone left over from those works. As a result, this
features some lovely smaller sculptures – both in
size and price.
since the early 1970’s, Anghik
has become one of Canada’s most prominent contemporary
Inuit sculptors. His work is seen in all major museums
across Canada and in a number of corporate and public
click here to read his biography.
View additional works: 2002 exhibition >