Summer at Nassuak
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: ‘Summer at Nassuak’ – Intricate details with clear and well aligned individual hairs on fur parkas and caribou, dappled patterns on the backs of seals and seamlines on the kayaks. Bountiful hunting trip for these five hunters with preferred hunt of caribou and seal that will provide their families and tribe with food and tools for months to come. Fish also hangs to dry on lines. Nuussuaq, formerly Kraulshavn, is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland, northeast across the Baffin Bay from Pangnirtung. We can see the hunters arrived to this location by kayak and will return home the same way fully loaded with caribou and seal meat and skins as well as bones for marrow and tools. Kayaks, hunting tools, harpoons, tents, clothing, all is man made from animals of their hunt except for one modern hunting tool, the rifle.