This basket almost doesn’t need a description. It’s beauty and precision speak for themselves. For more information, click or tap here.
I thank all of you who sent me links to the article on Saturday. Following is my response to the article:
“I object to the article insinuating that art has made the situation in Cape Dorset worse than it would have been otherwise.
The fact that there is a serious drug and alcohol problem in Cape Dorset and other Inuit communities should not be blamed on the money coming in from art sales. The Inuit were forcibly taken from the land a couple of generations ago (seemingly to help them during times of famine and starvation) and placed in social and economic situations that were entirely foreign to them. It’s no wonder serious problems arose.
As far as lack of savings? Historically leading a nomadic life, Inuit were unable to save anything for thousands of years. Savings are a foreign concept to them. Instead, when they get money, they feed their families and buy things they need such as snowmobiles. Besides, with no banks in Cape Dorset, how could they possibly put money away?
Bottom line for me: it’s simplistic to create a link between the abundance of artwork and the continuing social issues in Cape Dorset.”
Further, it’s naive to think that bringing money into a poor community is going to solve complex social problems.
What do you think?
There are still a number of nice prints available including, as of this writing, the charming Owlettes print pictured above. Click here to see all the prints.
If you’re reading this before the release date, call 207 967-2122 to check on availability. On and after the 19th, available prints can be purchased online or by phone.
demonstrating basket making and answering questions for an appreciative full house at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, we posted a few videos on our Facebook business page: Click here to go to the page.
Gabriel Frey, 12th generation Passamaquoddy basket maker, will be demonstrating basket making at the Brick Store Museum on Main Street in Kennebunk, 10 AM to 2 PM, on Saturday, October 12.
Oh, and by the way, Home & Away will open at 2:30 in order to attend the event.
For more information on the Brick Store Museum’s website, click here.