Hands and Feet Like Ulut
‘Hands and Feet Like Ulut’ by Jessie Oonark, RCA, OC – Inuit Art – Baker Lake 1981 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Condition: Very Good condition – professionally treated for removal of three faint foxing spots as well as iron deposits scattered and mainly visible verso. Successful restoration work resulting in a a beautiful clean and smooth paper with strong image.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: In an unpublished interview (Jackson 1983), Oonark described this print as well as another 1981 print Fish with Ulus, as “dream images.” By this she probably meant that they sprang from her imagination. As we have seen elsewhere “Big Woman“, the ulu (woman’s knife) was a frequent symbol in her work, as both a primary motif and as a secondary decorative element.