Caribou and Mosquitoes
‘Caribou and Mosquitoes’ by Cee Pootoogook — Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2019 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. Also, 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: Common theme in Cee’s compositions of mosquitoes and here we see mosquitoes aggressively swarming a caribou. Indeed during the warming days of summer or late Spring when mosquitoes begin to hatch, caribou herds may be attacked mercilessly by mosquitoes that caribou may lose over one litter of blood in such attacks.
Reference picture # 4 for size comparison with letter size paper sheet.