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.
Condition: Three faint foxing spots faintly visible on right edge, between two rightmost figures and between two left-most figures.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: In an unpublished interview (Jackson 1983), Oonark described this print as well as another 1981 print Fish with Ulus, as “dream images.”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.