PITSEOLAK ASHOONA, O.C., R.C.A. (1904-1983), E7-1100, Cape Dorset / Kinngait
MOSQUITOS ATTACKING DOG
14 x 12 in — 35.6 x 30.5 cm
Both in summer and winter we used to move a lot. In summer there were always very big mosquitoes. I have made many drawings of moving camp in summertime and I always put in the mosquitoes. I do not like insects. (Quote from the artist in Dorothy Eber ed., Pitseolak: Pictures out of my life, Design Collaborative Books/Oxford UP, 1971, unpag.)
For those of you who do not believe that Arctic mosquitoes are the size of small birds, now you have your proof!
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