JESSIE OONARK (1906-1985), E2-384, Baker Lake
UNTITLED (WORK ON CLOTH DEPICTING SNOW KNIVES)
stroud, thread, embroidery floss
ca. 1970, signed in syllabics
42" x 4.25" — 106.7 x 10.8 cm.
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For an illustration see, Jessie Oonark: A Retrospective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Jean Blodgett and Marie Bouchard, page 65, Fig. 16.
“Oonark...emphasized the sculptural quality of...these cut-out wall hangings with different patterning and embroidery, a characteristic particularly noticeable in the two sides of the snow knives (fig. 16).”
Reproduced from Jessie Oonark; A Retrospective.
Department: Inuit and Indigenous Art
Settlement: Baker Lake, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq
Signature: Disc Number, Syllabics
Textile / Wall Hanging: Embroidery Thread, Stroud