‘Eternal Spirit’ by Kenojuak Ashevak, RCA, OC – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 2011 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: Large 2-color print using the stonecut technique. A woman wearing amauti sits in between and protected by two long-necked geese … As a metaphor for a spiritual journey or mystic enlightenment, flight, or the suggestion of flight, appears in Inuit art with great frequency. The presence of spirits of the air or ‘winged spirits’ is significant in Inuit shamanism. In the traditional nomadic, hunting lifestyle, the shaman is the principal healer and visionary. A key to survival, the shaman is the intermediary between the Inuit people and the greater forces. The spirit helper or spirit animal and shaman have the ability to transform, and often appear to fly or to have wings. Capable of flight, supernatural beings enjoy limitless freedom in the Inuit spirit realm. In “Peaceful Repose” we see only a partial transformation where the shaman’s legs transform into birds that bring her to a peaceful repose by the helping spirts. Often, in Kenojuak’s works we repeatedly see the concept of reflection of images. In this sense, reflected images are sometimes believed to be inua, or the spirit of the man, the animal, or the land.
Note that I had sold a copy of this print couple years back. print # 46, and this is a new copy recently acquired of different print # 16.
Please reference picture # 5 for size comparison with letter size paper.