‘Tattooed Sun’ by Pitaloosie Saila – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 2019 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: One copy available of this sold-out print design by Pitaloosie Saila.
With 2019 marking the 60th anniversary of Kinngait Studios and the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative (WBEC) in Cape Dorset a special print collection was released in celebration that included this historic, previously unreleased piece by Pitaloosie Saila, RCA. This coveted design released with a small set of 25 editions was originally conceived in 1988. Printed by Qavavau Manumie and Iyola Kingwatsiak, “Tattoeed Sun” captures the bright red and orange face of the sun as a feminine figure—her forehead, cheeks and chin decorated with tunniit, markings or tattoos traditionally worn by women.
Absolutely gorgeous print representing the known Inuit Legend of Brother Moon, Sister Sun. This design brings some resemblance to Kenojuak Ashevak’s “The Woman Who Lives in the Sun”.
The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.