Nicodemus Nowyook, Planning to catch young gulls, 1977
13 x 24 in.
Nicodemus Nowyook created 17 prints, almost all stencils, between 1972 and 1985. Most depicted scenes from daily life with bright colors and delicate lines. Here, two kayakers in the foreground contemplate a hunt for young gulls from the rookery seen in the background. Stencils from Pangnirtung, like Nowyook's, were quite different from Cape Dorset stencils. Cape Dorset stencils tended to feature large scale designs; Pangnirtung's tended to be more intimate.