Mark Pitseolak

Hudson's Bay Trading Post

2012
Category: 
The Hudson’s Bay Company affected northern development and members of present-day communities recognized the role the established posts played in their livelihoods. In his 1992 essay, “The Colonization of the Arctic,” author and artist Alootook Ipellie explains: “Years later, some people in the Arctic started referring to the company’s initials, HBC, as Hungry Belly Company. It was an apt moniker. The Inuit knew that when they came upon the posts – or anyone from the posts – necessities would be provided in times of hardship. Wouldn’t any Inuk on the brink of starvation want to come upon a store emblazoned with such wonderful words?”
Title
Hudson's Bay Trading Post
Date
2012
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
stone and antler
Dimensions
60 x 28.8 x 26.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2013
Accession number
45650.1-15