‘Drying Fish’ by Ohotaq Mikkigak – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2006 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: No condition to be noted.
Description by Artist: No description by artist available
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Ohotaq Mikkigak captures a simple moment that many people depend on for survival… the red colour of the fish shows the love, the anticipation, the importance of this fish drying will make for his family during Winter….
Fresh fish rapidly deteriorates unless some way can be found to preserve it. Drying is a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food, which inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Open air drying using sun and wind has been practiced since ancient times to preserve food.