Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Family and Dog Team on the Land


Bessie Scottie Iquginnaaq

Bessie Scottie Iquginnaaq


Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada


“Bessie was born near Ennadai Lake. She is a widow, married three times. She has one son. Although she is in her seventies, she is one of Baker Lake’s newest graphic artists. She began drawing in the early ’80s and one of her drawings was first produced into a print for the 1985 collection. It was titled “Beautiful Sewing” and was one of the most popular prints that year. Her subject matter is traditional life. It is about the old ways.”