Just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes, so do we rise from times of difficulty to emerge into a new life. Carved from Brazilian soapstone in rich brown tones, this transformation has a human eye on one side and a bird's eye on the other side. 18 x 5 3/4" x 4"
For the last five years of her life, Napachie Pootoogook documented memories from her childhood through hundreds of drawings. She wanted to preserve these memories in drawings so the cultural memories would not be lost. "This dog is eating Qummuattuqs face whle he is sick in Netsilik. Saimanaaq, Iqalugaq's wife was beating her peg to alert the people in the camp. The dog was a bitch who had puppies and lived in a section of the illu towards the side." Black felt tip pen on paper 26" x 20"