Seagull and Muskox
‘Seagull and Muskox’ by artist Pudlo Pudlat – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1980 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts. Framing recommended for display.
Condition: yellowing of the paper; mat burn along top edge of paper.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: “Umingmuk” – muskox … Pudlo would take an image or idea and experiment with it. Images or ideas might be repeated differently or Pudlo might experiment with technique or approach, resulting in a series of drawings that explore and develop that new approach. Pudlo didn’t just document what he saw and experienced around him, he examined it and learned from it. The muskox is a frequent image in Pudlo’s work and curiously is not actually native to his territory in Nunavut. Pudlo first saw some in northern Quebec, and then he saw a herd from the air while on a flight. He became fascinated with this strange, new beast, and like the snowmobile, the airplane, or the helicopter, this unfamiliar creature fascinated Pudlo and he attempted to understand it by drawing it. “If an artist draws a subject over and over again in different ways,” Pudlo said, “then he will learn something. The same with someone who looks at drawings–if that person keeps looking at many drawings, then he will learn something from them too. Similarly, we see repeatedly the image of gulls in his prints.