Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Sedna with the Spotted Bird (1982)

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  • Medium: stonecut
  • Size: 17 × 24.75 inches
  • Edition: 50
  • Reference Code: CD2002-S11

Lucy Quinnuayuak

Inuit

Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1915-1982)

“Lucy Qinnuayuak is a prolific graphic artist, well known for illustrations of her favorite theme — the bird image, either singularly or in groups, and in all sorts of situations or relationships. She also depicts other themes which spring from her personal interpretation of the Canadian Inuit traditional way of life. She was born in Salluit, in northern Quebec. At a very young age Qinnuayuak, along with her mother and sister, moved to Baffin Island, Northwest Territories, where they lived in Cape Dorset and in several outpost camps. She met her husband, Tikituk, a sculptor and graphic artist, at Supujuak camp where they enjoyed a traditional way of life. In the early 1960s they moved to Cape Dorset.