Song of Abundance
‘Song of Abundance’ by Qavavau Manumie – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 2018 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: All the different animals and vegetation that are essential to the subsistence of the nomadic Inuit: the mighty polar bear, whale, walrus, seal, fish, geese, kelp … this does not necessarily represent a direct chain of food, but does show the mutual dependency of animals and Man in the arctic. Some of these animals such as the whale, walrus, seal, caribou and bear, not only provided for meat to eat, but also for bone and hide material necessary to make tools, clothing, and fire. These same animals, though highly desirable for hunting, they also represented great respect and danger as hunters could lose their own lives in the attempt to hunt them. Bravery, strategy, and high skills were necessary. This Inuk hunter sings the tales of hunting, of survival, of respect and honour to the animals they depend on.
Please refer to picture #3 with Letter Size sheet for size reference …