Sunday, October 04, 2009
henri mayakapongo is a sculptor and jeweler from the democratic republic of the congo. he learned his craft in a refugee camp before he came to the u.s. with his wife and three sons under the auspices of world relief. his son joseph, now deceased, attended my sweetie's school, and henri sculpted a magnificent panther (which we call "battle cat") that now resides in our living room. some of his work is on display at artful hand (3408 w. 7th st.), and he takes commissions. dig him.