“Woman” by Jutai Toonoo – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 2012 original hand drawing collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: Everything around the seated shy looking woman conforms to her shape and softly wraps around her skin. The couch, the background move and make space for her. Though with different responsibilities because of physical abilities, women in the Inuit culture have always played an equally important role for the survival of the family and the peoples. Married couples had to work together to overcome nearly impossible living conditions. Because every individual had to rely on a partner to survive, marriages were often arranged at birth to ensure the survival of the family. In the modern culture, women participate in education and leadership roles more than men, taking the role as primary wage earners for the family causing men to take on roles that were traditionally done by women.
Jutai captures the sensual and beautiful essence of Inuit women across roles and cultural changes representing her simply as a Woman.