Birds and Inukshuk
Untitled ‘Birds and Inukshuk’ by Eegyvudluk Ragee — Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 1979 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Some minor stains visible throughout the paper caused by the artist while drawing. Minor paper handling marks throughout that are mostly visible when seen at angle to light. This is common in original drawings as Inuit artists would commonly draw at home.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Another intriguing, interesting and thought provoking drawing by Eegyvudluk Ragee. I subtitled this drawing ‘Birds and Inukshuk’ because of the birds siting on upright inanimate bodies that could well resemble that of Inukshuks. We also see two bids in the middle that is not easy to identify what and where they are. My imagination tells me these could be transformed shamans inside a summer camp tent letting their songs raise.
As with all other drawings by the same artist, we see that the artist is very careful in maintaining a well-balanced composition with same number of same coloured birds as well as vegetation and people on each left and right sides of the drawing.
Reference picture # 5 for size comparison with letter size paper sheet.