Reflections in my Mind
‘Reflections in my Mind‘ by Sheouak Petaulassie – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 1960 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
Condition: Professionally restored for light overall discoloration of the paper as well as adhesive stains top and bottom of the paper. Some ink stains remain throughout that could be created during printmaking.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Sheouak created some lovely print images and an extraordinary body of imaginative drawings before her death in 1961. She was in fact the designer of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative logo that is still applied to all prints as house chop. Like so many of Sheouak’s works, “Reflections in My Mind” is enigmatic and dream-like. James Huston suggested a possible meaning, “… reflected images are sometimes believed to be inua, or the spirit of the man, the animal, or the land. The many changes in the positions of the foxes suggest that these are not ordinary reflections, but a rare view into the spirit world beneath the earth”.
At each of the seven layers, reflected foxes face opposite direction as the one below except for the top two layers. Also, interesting to note how opposite back reflection of the third layer is reflected with positive rather than negative space as with the others.