Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bird Images from Cape Dorset

Qupanuapak (Big Bird) by Sheojuk Etidlooie  stone cut 24.5 x 28"
On southwestern Baffin Island is the Canadian Arctic Territory of Nunavut.
The artists of Cape Dorset have been pulling prints for nearly forty-five years.
Bird Song by Nikotai Mills  Lithograph  22 x 30 inches
The artists depict important elements of their culture.
Language and stories and their connection to the Arctic.
Images in this post are from this book, one that I gave my Alaskan grand-boys a while back and noticed here, on the book shelf.
Young Goose Preening Kavavaow Mannomee  stonecut and stencil 25 x 18.5 inches

Illustrious Owl by Kenojuak Ashevak  lithograph 22.5 x 30 inches
I'm in Alaska visitng our daughter Oona and her family.
This will be my first American Thanksgiving.
Mitiq (Eider Duck) by Sheojuk Etidlooie  Lithograph 30 x 22.5 inches
These bird images are for you my friends.  xo
just because 

9 comments:

  1. Many thanks - I hope you have a lovely time. I fell in love with these birds when I first encountered them whilst living temporarily in New England. I spent a lot of my time exploring the visual culture of North America. Our current desk diary is of such prints - indeed some you show have been delighting me through the year.

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  2. such wonderful illustrations! Hope you have a wonderful American Thanksgiving

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  3. Aren't they wonderful?! During a recent trip to Quebec City, we learned much about Inuit culture in both museums and galleries and in fact bought the same book of postcards. I can hardly bear to use them - each one is a treasure! I aspire to making such designs myself. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  4. Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring bird images Judy! Enjoy the family and the American Thanksgiving.

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  5. Thank you for sharing the beautiful birds with us Judy. I particularely like the first one. Enjoy your time with your family and your first American Thanksgiving. I like your work very much.

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  6. Thank you- for the birds & even more for this thoughtful beautiful place of yours. ooo

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  7. Friend...thank you for sharing these wonderful images. Just beautiful. I hope you enjoyed your American Thanksgiving with family. Blessings.

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  8. What wonderful birds! Thanks for sharing inspiration and beauty.

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  9. that snowy owl playing the concertina is magic!

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx