‘Two Hills’ by Nujalia Quvianaqtuliaq – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2010 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: Looking down the valley, two seemingly small hills erect close to eachother. As I work on each picture I take of Nujalia’s drawings trying to match colours and texture preparing them for uploading to DaVic Art Gallery website, I notice more and more Nujalia’s intention to preserve tone and hue level for each of the colours used. There is no blending or fading of colours as one object enters the spece of the other. Instead, one colour ends and the other begins with a definite border line. However, exceeding even by only small level in hue tone of one, the discrepancy is immediately evident and the entire picture is out of balance. It is only with the use of different colours that the viewer gains the sense of perspective and distance between objects. Another very interesting technique that is not seen often is that in the horizon, where twilight meets the blue sky, is that this is a straight horizontal line dividing the blue sky from the yellow twilight. Because of the technique and colour choice used, unless one is familiar with the territory, it is not easy to distinguish land from water in Nujalia’a drawings. First impression is it could be a valley but then, it could also be a water body … what do you think?