A Night at the Nursing Station

Art Type
Original Drawing
Original coloured pencil drawing on white paper
Original Drawing
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 30 x 22 in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 76 x 56 cm
Not Framed
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Untitled (A Night at the Nursing Station) by Shuvinai Ashoona and Padloo Samayualie – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2023 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

Condition:          No condition noted.

Description by Artist:     No description by artist found.

Notes from DaVic Gallery:    A possible story behind this composition is a family of five walking out of the nursing station where they all came with a sick child the day before.  They probably spent the night there sitting uncomfortably but now they walk out relieved the kid is feeling better.  They all look fatigued and with red eyes, but even that does not take away they are all glad that the child feels better and that they are all on their way back home.

Years ago, when my son was a 3 year old toddler he suffered dehydration severe enough we had to hospitalize him for IV.  We spent a long night by his side.  The next day we could take him home and though we were very tired, we were so relieved he was well.

This composition is a collaboration between Shuvinai Ashoona and Padloo Samayualie.  Seems to me that this composition is the creation of Shuvinai and one can identify the most careful and delineated colouring of the faces, clothing and objects that form part of the composition to be Padloo’s contribution as it is common to see Shuvinai’s colouring a bit more scratchy.

The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.