‘Aerial Courtship’ by Quvianaqtuk Pudlat – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 2018 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: Quvianaqtuk in “Aerial Courtship” captures the most famous and recognizable of eagle rituals, the “cartwheel courtship flight,” in which two eagles will fly up high, lock talons and then get into a cartwheel spin as they fall toward the ground, breaking apart at the last minute. A courting pair may also engage in a chase display, where they will chase each other before locking talons and doing aerial rolls. Birds may perform the “rollercoaster flight.” During this aerial display, one of the birds will essentially act like a rollercoaster — it will fly up high, go into a steep dive, pull up high again and dive down again.