Celestial Flight

Gender
Male
Style
Inuit
Community
Art Type
Print
Collection
Cape Dorset 2018
Medium
Stonecut on Kizuki Kozo White paper
Edition
Certified Limited Edition Print # 40 of 50 printed by Qavavau Manumie
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 16 X 24 ½ in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 41 x 62 cm
Framed
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID
10100-00319

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Celestial Flight by Qavavau Manumie – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 2018 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

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Notes from DaVic Gallery:    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 “Celestial Flight” we do not see shaman transformation but in a journey in his original human form assisted by the helping spirts guiding him to where the hunt is.