PARR (1893-1969), E7-1022, Cape Dorset / Kinngait
GEESE AND MAN
18 x 22 in — 45.7 x 55.9 cm
"The Inuit lifestyle offered little privacy in which to gather thoughts and transfer them to paper. It amazed me that, despite the tiny hut he shared with his wife and (as I remember) rambunctious son, this old man could conjure up such evocative images, cherished memories of his youth so infused with the nervous energy of that time and place that they immediately capture attention. That effect, as described by Marion Jackson, is "a balanced dialect between simplification and complexity that becomes almost hypnotic to a sensitive viewer."
Terrence Ryan, excerpt from Sanattiaqsimajut, Inuit Art from the Carleton University Art Gallery Collection, 2009, p. 57