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“Huit Huit” (2007)


  • Medium: stonecut
  • Size: 19.5 × 24.25 inches
  • Edition: 50
  • Reference Code: CD2007-17


“Huit Huit” is the command used to keep the dogs running, usually with a crack of the whip for encouragement. In this image the whip is held by the moon and the image is inspired by the legend of Kaujjajuq, an orphan who was mistreated by his community. The moon takes compassion on the young Kaujjajuq and whips him to give him strength. Kaujjajuq grows with each lash and is able to exact his revenge on his tormentors. Oral tradition has preserved many versions of these stories, and as Ningeokuluk says: “I can never retell those stories like Mialia but when she told them I could see them in my mind.”

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Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1963- )

“A couple of years ago I made Shaman Revealed, a drawing that was based on the Kiviuq legend of a woman turning into a fox. I wanted to show how people could change from one thing to another but still be the same person. A zipper came to mind and I thought, that’s a really nice idea, so I used the zipper to show how they change.”

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