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Notes from DaVic Gallery: strong contrast of this print with Pitaloosie’s second print included in Cape Dorset 2018 print collection, “Journey by Dog Team”, which represents an activity necessary for survival during “the old ways”. Arctic Vixen on the other hand has very strong flavour of the modern for its use of colours and composition.
Arctic foxes are well known, and hunted, for their beautiful white coats that act as very effective winter camouflage to blen into the tundra’s snow and ice. When the seasons change, the fox’s coat turns as well, adopting a brown or gray appearance that provides cover among the summer tundra’s rocks and plants. Female arctic foxes give birth each spring to a large litter of up to 14 pups.
This vixen has clearly a litter of feeding pups but there is something strange in this design: the lack of fur in the majority of the vixen’s body and the little fur on its body appears, well, “combed”(?) Yes, I think it appears combed. I probably detect a hint of sarcasm on modern influence on nature and the old that even this vixen looks after her appearance with hair removal and a hairdo.
Please refer to picture #3 with Letter Size sheet for size reference …