Silas Haluai

Silas Haluai

Country/Region: Papua New Guinea

Tribe: Iatmul

Village: Yamok Village

Silas Haluai is an artist from Yamok Village. He learned traditional carving techniques from his father, however, Silas is a mastercarver best known for innovation. He likes to carve imagery inspired by village life. He says 'I am a modern artist. I carve what I see around me in the village.' Mothers with their babies, children playing and whimsical animal figures are a few of the themes he chooses. His work is represented in galleries in Australia, Canada and Europe. His carvings are also sought by many private collectors world wide.

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