Building my Tools
‘Building my Tools’ by Kenojuak Ashevak — Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 1990 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: This is perhaps a self-portrait of Kenojuak building her own skin stretcher for seal of caribou her husband might bring back from the hunt. Both caribou and seal skin are most important for the survival of the Inuit in the arctic with Caribou skin being ideal for parkas for its heat insulating and seal skin ideal for boots or kamiks, for building kayak exterior or for covering tents and inside igloo.
I think it is very interesting experience to be holding in your own hands an original piece of paper that such great artist as Kenojuak Ashevak handled, turned, twisted, drew, stored, changed, all from her house and then delivered to West Baffin Eskimo Coop to then deliver to Dorset Fine Arts and that has exchanged hands among many different galleries and art exhibits. Now available for you to proudly own…