Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Confrontation (1970)


  • Medium: stonecut, stencil
  • Size: 25 × 35 inches
  • Edition: 40
  • Reference Code: VM1970-01

Translation of syllabics: “If I kill the leader with the fleshless legs, they will leave us and not eat our people.”

Victoria Mamnguqsualuk

Victoria Mamnguqsualuk


Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada


“Victoria Mamnguksualuk is one of the best-known Canadian Inuit artists of her generation. Born near Garry Lake, Northwest Territories, she lived a migratory existence on the land until she was in her early thirties. Because of widespread disease and famine in the hunting camps of the Barren Lands region, Mamnguksualuk and her family, like many Inuits, moved to Baker Lake in 1963. Mamnguksualuk is the daughter of Jessie Oonark (c.1906-1985), one of the best known of all Inuit artists. Both mother and daughter became active in the artistic co-operative at Baker Lake.