Thursday, 4 December 2014

Mark Emerak
The Great Whirlpool (Kalaniyaaktok), 1987
stonecut on paper

Mark Emerak was an Inuit elder when he began drawing in 1966. His imagery and tightly organized compositions have created a rich record of the artist’s life on the land. This unusual work is based on a story recorded by the artist. One man told another that if he took his boat out to a certain place, the water would suck him down. Skeptical, the second man paddled out to the place described and he was never seen again.


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