Whale Sounding

Artist
Gender
Male
Style
Inuit
Community
Art Type
Print
Collection
Cape Dorset 2012
Medium
Serigraph on Moriki Kozo Black paper
Edition
Certified Limited Edition Print # 29 of 50 printed by Qiatsuq Niviaqsi
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 30 x 22 in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 76 x 56 cm
Framed
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID
10100-00034

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Whale Sounding‘ by Tim Pitsiulak – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2012 hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts

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Description:       Pitsiulak, who lived in Cape Dorset, said that he knew he wanted to draw whales because he always sees the animals, and “no one knows that much about them.”  “I hunt back home and seeing them when I go boating, [they’re] just that much more beautiful. They’re huge and they’re very powerful,” he said.

Notes from DaVic Gallery:  Beluga whale dressed in amauti.  In the spirit of animalism and shamanistic beliefs where humans transform into animals and animals into humans or other animals, we see a beluga being personified as a woman whale wearing amauti.