PITALOOSIE SAILA, R.C.A. (1942-), Cape Dorset / Kinngait
24 x 33.5 in — 61 x 85.1 cm
“The contemporary, Picasso-like image is of a powerful woman. She has tattoo marks under her nose as well as horizontal stripes around the tops of her boots indicating she is a female figure. The design on men’s boots would go straight down in a vertical line. The black area on the face represents shadow. Pitaloosie heard of some ‘boss women’ existing a long time ago and she finds the subject very interesting.”
B. Lipton, ed., Arctic Vision: Art of the Canadian Inuit, Canadian Arctic Producers, 1984, page 29.