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The Brothers (2008)

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  • Medium: lithograph
  • Size: 14.125 × 18.25 inches
  • Edition: 50
  • Reference Code: CD2008-22

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Inuit legends and mythology are full of parables emphasizing the importance of imagination and resourcefulness in the face of adversity. Ningeokuluk Teevee’s “The Brothers” is a story about three brothers who had been hunting for too long without success. Eventually they put up their tent for the night but they couldn’t ignore their hunger; they had to keep looking for food. Before leaving the tent, each brother sang out a wish. The first brother wished that he would leave the tent as a wolf; the second brother wished to become a fox and the third brother wished to leave as a raven. With each wish granted, the raven flew off and spotted a caribou and returned to tell his brothers. They worked together to catch the caribou and their hunger was sated.

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Inuit

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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