Josie Pamiutu Papialuk

Skins on a Stretcher, Caribou Meat Drying

1983
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The artist’s inscription, in Inuktitut syllabics, translates as: “Skin stretcher, caribou meat drying – very tasty. This is the way it was a long time ago. People dried the meat in summer, so that they would have it in winter when they were hungry. Plover and other birds can fly in the wind.” In this drawing Papialuk also expresses the idea that the wind has visible qualities – the decorated lines around the birds represent its colour, force, and particular character.
Title
Skins on a Stretcher, Caribou Meat Drying
Date
1983
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured felt pen on wove paper
Dimensions
50.2 x 65.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1992
Accession number
37384