Direction

Artist:
Jasyn Lucas, See available art.
Gender:
Male
Style:
Woodland
Community:
Anishinaabe, See available art.
Art Type:
Painting
Collection:
2015
Medium:
Original acrylic on white canvas
Edition:
Original Painting
Size (in):
Canvas (H x W x D): 12 x 9 x ¾ in, 30 x 23 x 2 cm
Size (cm):
Framed:
No Framed
Product ID:
13020-00126

Description

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Notes from DaVic Gallery:  Inuksuit are placed throughout the Arctic landscape acting as “helpers” to the Inuit. Among their many practical functions, they are used as hunting and navigational aids, coordination points and message centres (e.g., they might indicate where food was cached). In addition to their earthly functions, certain inuksuk-like figures have spiritual connotations, and are objects of veneration, often marking the spiritual landscape of the Inummariit — the Inuit who know how to survive on the land living in their traditional way.

The Inuit also construct a stone figure called an inunnguaq, which means “in the likeness of a human.” This familiar stone figure with head, body, legs and arms is often mistakenly referred to as an inuksuk. Its purpose is more symbolic than functional. Because of its humanoid appearance in the likeness of a little person, its image has become a popular cross-cultural symbol.