Kiakshuk

Summer Tent

1960
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In an interview, published in Uqalurait, elder Anna Okalik described a seasonal ritual: “When the spring season joyfully arrives, and we are about to move into our spring camp, we begin to make sealskin tents … These tents were very cozy when it was cold out. There were no drafts. When the sun shone on it though, it was oppressively hot!” At the Cape Dorset studio, drawings were generally considered tools for making prints. This stencil interpretation of a Kiakshuk drawing, printed by the artist’s son, Lukta Qiatsuk, shows the kinds of modifications that might be done in the process. One of the area’s first printers, he worked on more than 200 prints between 1959 and 1984.
Artist
Title
Summer Tent
Date
1960
Medium
Print
Materials
colour stencil on laid paper
Dimensions
48.2 x 63.6 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1989
Rights
© West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd.
Accession number
36511