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 is Wild Allikaluk who was very muscular. Here she is using the tent for a boat and it is filled with Qijutaat (moss) to make it floatable." (note: Allikaluk was a shaman.) Black felt tip pen on paper. 26" x 20"