End of the Day
Untitled (End of the Day) by Shuvinai Ashoona – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2005 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Mild paper handling marks along entire right margin. It is common that original drawings will show minor handling marks and probably stains caused by the artist themselves. It is also common to see, particularly with Shuvinai’s drawings, uneven paper trimming.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Shuvinai cuts a cross section of a summer tent to shows the activities of the family that lives inside this tent at the end of their day. The man repairs and gives maintenance re-stretching the skins that cover his kayak after a day hunting. The mother, carrying their child inside the hood of her amauti, prepares her ulu to skin and cut the geese they managed to catch today, three still inside the pale and one in her hand. There is a woman in the back sleeping. In this tent we do not see the commonly used pelts to cover the floor, instead we see two foam mattresses, pillows and blankets. Also, we see suitcases and boxes with modern groceries including coke, orange crush and grape soda. Have you noticed there is no qulliq lit up in the tent. Also, notice it is common to see people in Shuvinai’s drawings with blue or green or clear eyes as well as women with clear hair.
The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.