Young Woman and Owl
‘Young Woman and Owl’ by Pitseolak Ashoona – Inuit Art from Cape Dorset 1979 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
Condition: No condition to be noted.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: A figurative print depicting a woman sitting on the back of an owl with outstretched wings. The Inuit explain the flat face & short beak of owls, in the story of a beautiful young girl who was magically changed into an owl with a long beak, as an owl, she became frightened & flew into the wall of her house & flattened her face & beak. Some tribes referred to death as “crossing the owl’s bridge”.