Jessie Oonark

Favourite Daughter

1985
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Oonark had a keen interest in clothing design and often portrayed garments from other parts of the Arctic, as well as those of the Baker Lake region where she lived. Here, a young woman wears an elaborately decorated coat inspired by the western Arctic style that is sometimes called a "Mother Hubbard" parka. However, the sectioning of the garment into areas of colour and the addition of decorative motifs - the v-shapes, the y-shapes, and the circles (perhaps inspired by the incised markings on ancient Inuit ivories) - are Oonark's own additions.
Title
Favourite Daughter
Date
1985
Medium
Print
Materials
colour stonecut and stencil on laid japan paper
Dimensions
94.5 x 62.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Dorothy M. Stillwell, M.D., 1987
Rights
© Public Trustee of Nunavut. Estate of Jessie Oonark
Accession number
29915