Decision Made by the Group
‘Decision Made by the Group’ by Simon Tookoome – Inuit Art – Baker Lake 1998 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: Decisions made by the leaders are respected because they usually have the elders’ teachings and the best interests of the community in mind. Simon Tookoome’s print, Decision by the Group illustrates this point. Inuit faces are shown surrounding two central faces in this image, which are face-to-face and inscribed in a circle. These dominant faces can be interpreted as being the leaders of this Inuit community. The circular composition is common to see during reunions. However, more interesting it is to see the centre giving the impression of a drum, with the two heads above looking like the handle.