Polar Bear in Camp

Gender
Female
Style
Inuit
Community
Art Type
Print
Collection
Cape Dorset 2015
Medium
Stonecut & Stencil on Handmade Washi Kisuki Kozo White paper
Edition
Certified Limited Edition Print # 49 of 50 printed by Qavavau Manumie
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 24 1/2 x 39 in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 62 x 99 cm
Framed
No Framed
Product ID
10100-00002

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Description

‘Polar Bear in Camp’ by Papiara Tukiki – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 2015 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.  Framing recommended for display.

Condition:          No condition to be noted.

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Notes from DaVic Gallery:  “Polar Bear in Camp” – This is perhaps most unusual work by Papiara Tukiki representing a savage and ominous story with temporal dimension in the space of this composition.  There is a story to be told of this moment, how it started, what is about to happen and what will happen next and most likely how it will all end.  Although the animals themselves and the actions are not represented as ferocious, the moment is very tense with 27 dogs surrounding and targeting to attack a polar bear that entered the hunting camp of at least three families. Unless the bear runs from this situation, it will not survive the attack most likely but not before ripping to pieces a few dogs first.  There is no win in this confrontation as even if the bear dies, travelers will suffer the loss of dogs that are most important for their travel.