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One of life’s most rewarding experiences is collecting fine art, and sometimes it’s best to take a little more time to make these acquisitions with ease. We understand and want to do everything possible to make collecting your next artwork more comfortable. At Coastal Peoples Gallery, we offer an interest-free layaway program and offer flexible terms which can be customized to your individual needs.
Peter Malgokak was born in 1954 on west Vancouver Island, at the northernmost camp in the Berkeley Point area. His family consists of his parents, Malgokak and Alikamik, and his brother, Josepeh Kitekudlak, who is also a carver. He now lives on Holman Island, Northwest Territories after his family relocated there when his father became ill in 1966.
Malgokak didn’t begin carving until 1975, after spending several years in his late teens working for an artist co-op. From then on, he thrived as a carver and from 1977 to 1992 produced stone-cut prints. Unfortunately, he had to cede stonecutting after a devastating back injury he acquired while working construction. However, he has since taken up drawing; several of his pieces have been published since he began.
Malgokak is married to well-known artist, Susie Malgokak. Together they are very active in their community, helping to foster social development.
As goddess of the ocean, Sedna sets strict rules about the proper way to treat the animals of the hunt, which the Inuit require for sustenance. This includes proper treatment of the animals’ spirit when killed for food. If she feels the rules have been broken, she cuts off the supply of food. When this happens, the Inuit tribal shaman is required to take a mystical journey to the bottom of the ocean to speak to the goddess. It is considered the most dangerous journey an Inuit shaman is called upon to make.
Upon arrival at the bottom of the sea the shaman is required to comb Sedna’s hair, because Sedna has no fingers to comb it herself, and to find out what the tribe has done wrong that the food has been cut off. The shaman then makes a deal with Sedna, promising that if the tribe corrects whatever transgressions it has made, the goddess will return their food supply. The shaman then returns to the tribe with the list of things the goddess requires to be done to get the food back.
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