Saturday, October 28, 2006
About the Artist: Qalayauq
~ Inupiat artist Roswell L. "Ross" Schaeffer Sr., also known as Qalayauq, was born and raised in the Inupiat community of Kotzebue, Alaska, located 39 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
~ As an Inupiaq hunter, Qalayauq is able to capture the true meaning of the hunting culture using his own observations and ancient teachings handed down by generations. Even today, some of the spiritual aspects of the hunting culture are beleived and followed. The expression of this reverence for the animals and culture are apparent in his work, which are unique in materials and execution.
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The log home Ross built at Sadie Creek, outside of Kotzebue. A place of beauty.