Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“Summer on the Tundra” Appliqué


Ruth Qaulluaryuk


Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1932- )

“Both a draftsperson and a textile artist, Ruth Qaulluaryuk is best known for her lyrical depictions of the Arctic, particularly its abundant wildlife, dense, colorful vegetation, and virgin spaces. Qaulluaryuk has no formal training as an artist, but, like many Inuit women of her generation, she had adapted her traditional sewing skills and aesthetic sensibilities to the making of wall-hangings and drawings.