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The Amazing Adventures of Larry and Mark  part 14

Art of the Inuit part 2

 

 Today: May 9, 2009

Cambridge Bay temp -6 Degrees F.  'Nuff Said!

 

We visited the Arctic Coast Visitors' Centre in Cambridge Bay early in our

trip.  That's where I took the pictures of animals glaring at us, and the maps

of early explorers.  Now it's time to return for the Inuit art.

 

 

 

The artists are using materials which have been available to them for

thousands of years - Ivory, stone, and arctic char skin.  This tableau

tells a story of home life on the tundra.

 

 

 

The Cambridge Bay Hamlet Council room was photographed before,

but this wall decoration is by one of the famous local artists, and

represents much of the local wildlife (including human.)

 

closer detail:

 

 

 

 

Art on the wall: airing out the home in summer, with an ever-

present inuksuk and a small garden of quick-growing greens.

 

 

(The following pictures are from:

Tukisittiarniqsaujumaviit?  (Please let me know if my spelling is wrong!)

A Plain Language Guide to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

 

 

 

The brief and wonderful spring and summer.  So what about the billions of mosquitos!

 

 

The Inuit are fond of tests of strength and courage.

 

The art centers around the land, its people, and wildlife.

 

 

A Shaman's leather coat

 

 

Flying south at the end of a brief summer

 

 

 

More to come!

 

Larry Reich

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