Waiting for the Geese
‘Waiting for the Geese’ by Padloo Samayualie — Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2015 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: The eider duck, is known in the Arctic as kingaliks (male) and mitiinnaq (female). These birds are both nutritionally and culturally rich as an important component of a northern diet and celebration events. Each spring the birds migrate following open water leads and pass directly by the shores of the community. This migration route is normally predictable and brings them near enough to the edge of the ice where they become more easily accessible to hunters. This can be a bountiful season for many hunters, some harvesting as many as 100 ducks to last the year.
Here, in this beautiful quiet landscape composition, perhaps Padloo and friends come to visit ahead in preparation for where they expect they will be able to catch many ducks when they come soon…