Kananginak Pootoogook, Games of strength, 33/50, 1976
34 x 25 in.
Kananginak Pootoogook | Games of strength, 33/50 | 1976 | Alaska on Madison
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Kananginak Pootoogook, Young Arctic Owl, 31/100, 1976
Stencil, 34 x 24 1/2 in.
A vigorous young Arctic owl by Kananginak, stretching its wing and flexing its talons. Kananginak was a meticulous observer of wildlife, and this image incorporates all of the owl's features into a dynamic, slightly abstract pose.
Kananginak Pootoogook | Young Arctic Owl, 31/100 | 1976 | Alaska on Madison
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Kananginak Pootoogook, Eider duck, 1962
8 x 6 in.
Unsigned artist's proof. This quirky engraving shows Kananginak experimenting with foreshortening. It was unusual for Inuit printmakers to use perspective, let alone tackle the difficult problems of foreshortening.
Kananginak Pootoogook | Eider duck | 1962 | Alaska on Madison
In what can only be described as an in-joke, Kananginak has imagined a raven transforming into a muskox. Kananginak's musk oxen were probably the most common subject for his carvings, and this transformation places a massive raven's head atop the body of a musox with the sweeping, flowing fur for which Kananginak was known.
Kananginak Pootoogook | Raven-Muskox Transformation | | Alaska on Madison
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