Pauli, Hunter in kayak with caribou swimming ahead and astern
5 x 19 1/2 x 3 in.
Signed "Pauli" in Roman and syllabics. There are three Rankin Inlet artists named Paulina or Pauline, and this is probably by one of them.
The composition is at once charming and impossible, with caribou appearing to swim away from the kayak in opposite directions. One suspects that the artist had a piece of antler that was too long and narrow for the whole piece to be used as the kayak; the caribou fore and aft appear to have been suggested by the size and form of the antler.