The Boy who Ate Ravens Becomes a Raven

Gender
Female
Style
Inuit
Community
Art Type
Drawing
Collection
Original Drawing
Medium
Original drawing graphite, coloured pencil and ink on paper
Edition
Original Drawing
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 23 x 30 in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 58 x 76 cm
Framed
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID
10110-00229

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Description

The Boy who Ate Ravens Becomes a Raven  by Ningeokuluk Teevee — Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2015 original hand drawing collection 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:   Here we see a beautiful drawing of a boy’s body limbs transforming into ravens after he ate six ravens that can be seen in his stomach.  His parka is also transforming into black and feathery parka.  I could not find a story or legend this drawing could be based on, but it is well known that Inuit stories as simple as they are they have a behavioral or social meaning behind.  Ningeokuluk living in this modern world could be influenced by modern folk in this piece such as “we are what we eat”, perhaps?  What is your interpretation of this piece?  Do you know of a story or legend this actually could be based on?