Sunday, June 21, 2009

very exciting day!

The artwork of Kenojuak Ashevak.

Kenojuak Ashevak opened her exhibit in Iqaluit today, I was very excited to have the opportunity to meet her. She is a tiny bit of a woman with a bigger than life talent. The owl above is probably her most recognizable work. She often portrays birds; owl(oopik), goose (kanguk), and raven (tulugak). Her simple portrayal of tulugak (middle) captures his confidence and proud attitude.

Wee blossoms dot the landscape, sharing the sun with the snow and ice.
I was fascinated by the way these large pieces of ice crystallized and fall away like the hair of a mythical goddess.

We did toss our lines into the raging river but to no avail. The ice below the fast moving current continually snagged our lures and most certainly kept the fish out of reach!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful artwork-thanks for sharing!


bea3855 said...

Hei Shelley,
thanx for sharing! Suppose you had a great time at the exhibition.
Just love this kind of art!
Had a closer look at the artist, which was really intresting...
have a nice new week!
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Love from Europe