Frightened Flight

Art Type
Cape Dorset 1986
Stonecut on Kuzuki paper
Certified Limited Edition Print # 10 of 50 printed by Pee Mikkiga
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 25 x 24 ½ in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 64 x 62 cm
Not Framed
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Frightened Flight’ by Kenojuak Ashevak, RCA, OC – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1986 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

Condition:           Very Good condition – professionally restored to eliminate discoloration and paper handling marks and to remove and treat 10 tape marks along the perimeter of the paper from previous framing. Two remaining 1″ skinning marks along the left top margin are also from previous tape removal.

Description by Artist:     No description by artist found.

Notes from DaVic Gallery:   Birds and their eggs form an important part of the Inuit diet. These birds have a good reason to feel threatened as they attempt to fly away from the hunter. During the nesting season, these birds know well the eggs they left behind are at the risk of being picked by a hunter like this one to become someone’s meal. In this composition, we can clearly see the bigger, likely male, bird in the foreground, while the smaller, likely female or juvenile, bird and the hunter form the background.

The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.

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