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Item # P81BL37 Price: C$200
Title: Birds become people Dated: 1981 - Signed
Artist: Link   Avaalaaqiaq, Irene    Edition: 50 
Community:  Link   Baker Lake     Ref: Print #37 of the 1981 collection 
Size: inches/cm 30" x 22"
76.2 cm x 55.9 cm
Description:

Born: February 28, 1941 Female E2-423 Place of Birth: Princess Mary Lake (Kazan River area) Resides: Baker Lake Drawings, Prints, Printmaking, Wallhangings, Sculpture

Irene's husband, David Tiktaalaaq, is a carver and printmaker. Her brother, William Ukpatiku, is also a carver and printmaker, as well as a crafts artist. "Avaalaaqiaq's style is bold and colorful, much like the artist herself. Her subject matter tends always to be shamanic in origin and is based on the Inuit myths, legends, and beliefs of traditional times as told to her by her grandmother. The shamanic belief system practiced in traditional times called for an easy interplay between man and animals. Avaalaaqiaq's hybrid, flowing figures aptly portray this harmonious relationship--the forms are fluid and flat--half human, half animal; their heads are often in profile or duplicate halves, with staring eyes and gaping mouths. Her unique figures are readily recognizable. Avaalaaqiaq often sews a border around her imagery, perhaps to contain its unworldly content."



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