Tattooed Sun

Gender
Female
Style
Inuit
Community
Art Type
Print
Collection
Cape Dorset 2019
Medium
Stonecut on Japanese laid paper
Edition
Certified Limited Edition Print # 25 of 25 printed by Qavavau Manumie & Iyola Kingwatsiak
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 19 ¼ x 25 in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 49 x 64 cm
Framed
Not Framed
Product ID
10100-00415

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Description


‘Tattooed Sun’ by Pitaloosie Saila – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 2019 print collection by Dorset Fine Arts, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.


Condition:          No condition to be noted.


Description by Artist:     No description by artist found.


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”.

Reference picture # 5 for size reference with letter size paper.