Canada Geese

Art Type
Ulukhaktok (Holman) 1994
Lithograph & Stencil on Arches White paper
Certified Limited Edition Print # 8 of 50 printed by Peter Palvik
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 22 ½ x 30 in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 57 x 76 cm
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Notes from DaVic Gallery:   Bold colors and very active print with eight Canada geese engaged in different activities, flying off, landing, swimming, and standing near a water pond and flowing creeks nearby in the valley. Malgokak is one of few Inuit artists that introduce a sense of horizon in his prints as they commonly provide a top to bottom view of the object.  In the Arctic, the cackling goose is most predominant and was considered to be the same species as the Canada goose thus the title “Canada geese” is used in this print.  However it was not until July 2004 when the American Ornithologists’ Union’s (AOU) Committee on Classification and Nomenclature split the two into two different species, making cackling goose into a full species with the scientific name Branta hutchinsii. The British Ornithologists Union followed suit in June 2005. Had Peter Malgokak created this piece after 2004, the title may had been different, “Cackling Geese” perhaps.  The color of their plumage is also interesting to note as it is more on the greener side than the typical light brown.