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Inuit, Itqiliit, Unaliit amma Qablunaat, 1991

Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok
Canadian (Inuit), 1934 - 2012
limestone
91.7 x 43 x 36.6 cm (approx.)
Purchased 1992
National Gallery of Canada (no. 36731)

My carvings have the theme of changing times. I know that carving was a pastime of our ancestors, to stave off loneliness. I reflect on that. You know, now that people have jobs in town, it is carving that is the lonely activity. - Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok, Arviat, 1998 In this sculpture, Tasseor pays tribute to her fellow Northerners, whose faces emerge from the edges of the sculpture. As indicated in the title, they include Inuit, Frist Nations, Cree, and white people living near the border between Nunavut and Manitoba.

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