Ningeokuluk Teevee

The Blind Boy and the Loon

2009
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Ningeokuluk Teevee freely interprets the stories she has heard from Mialia Jaw, adding her own imaginative details that give the legends a present-day relevance. The story of the blind boy and the loon is one of the best known throughout the Canadian Arctic and has been a favourite subject of Inuit artists for decades. Teevee has integrated the various episodes of the tale within the larger form of a loon that morphs with a narwhal and seal. Also evident is her interest in pattern and texture, created solely through the deft use of black fibre-tip pen.
Title
The Blind Boy and the Loon
Date
2009
Medium
Drawing
Materials
black felt pen over graphite on wove paper
Dimensions
56 x 76 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2010
Rights
© Dorset Fine Arts
Accession number
43074