Singing Northern Lights
‘Singing Northern Lights’ by Jessie Oonark, RCA, OC – Inuit Art – Baker Lake 1985 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: Inuit believed that Aurora Borealis is the link with the afterlife and that the Norther Lights are the reflection of the departed entering the land of the dead. It is also said that you can hear sounds being made by Northern Lights, thus also known as singing Norther Lights. These are perhaps those spirits Jessie sees in the Northern Lights and who make the singing noises. This could be the reason all eight men move in the one same direction.
Reference picture # 6 for size comparison with letter size paper.