Untitled ‘Colourful Birds’ by Eegyvudluk Ragee – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 1978 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: I would suggest the two perceived layers to be indication of distance with the top 5 birds being a farther distance than the five birds at bottom. If that is the case, the apparent upside-down plants could really be upright only that they had to be drawn that way so not to obstruct or overlap with the birds. Again we see the need for Eegyvudluk to balance: five birds top, five birds bottom. Four on the left, four on the right. Three mounds on the top layer, three mounds on the bottom layer.
Reference picture # 4 for size comparison with letter size paper sheet.