‘Tundra Hawk’ by Eegyvudluk Ragee (AKA Egevadluq Ragee) – Inuit Art – Dorset Series 1969 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Last copy of sold out edition.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This captivating print design by Eegyvudluk Ragee comes with a somewhat colourful story. First printed in 1969, it was archived and remained unseen by the public until its release in 2006, when Galerie D’Art Vincent acquired the full edition. Some copies were sold during this time. Shortly after, Galerie D’Art Vincent returned the remaining prints to Dorset Fine Arts (DFA), where they remained archived again until 2020. In 2020, DFA re-released the prints from the archives.
Judging by the hanging position of the talons of this deceivingly friendly-looking hawk and the low positioning of it flapping wings, this hawk could be either landing or taking flight. The feathered tail behind the hawk adds complexity to the composition, creating a feeling of movement. The print is somewhat reminiscent of Kenojuak Ashevak’s birds and owls.
Commonly used in her 1961-1962 prints, the “eye” atop the syllabic signature denotes Eegyvudluk Ragee as a female artist.