Astonishing Dream

Gender
Male
Style
Inuit
Community
Art Type
Print
Collection
Pangnirtung 2005
Medium
Linocut on Nishi Kaji Natural Paper
Edition
Certified Limited Edition Print # 28 of 35 printed by Geela Sowdluapik
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 21 ½ x 27 in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 55 x 69 cm
Framed
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID
10300-00187

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Notes from DaVic Gallery:  ‘Astonishing Dream’ – As a metaphor for a spiritual journey or mystic enlightenment, flight, or the suggestion of flight, appears in Inuit art with great frequency. The presence of spirits of the air or ‘winged spirits’ is significant in Inuit shamanism. In the traditional nomadic, hunting lifestyle, the shaman is the principal healer and visionary. A key to survival, the shaman is the intermediary between the Inuit people and the greater forces. The spirit helper or spirit animal and shaman have the ability to transform, and often appear to fly or to have wings. Capable of flight, supernatural beings enjoy limitless freedom in the Inuit spirit realm.  In “Dragged by Her Powerful Spirit ” we do not see shaman transformation but in a journey in her original human form assisted by the helping spirits.