Lot 41
JESSIE OONARK, O.C., R.C.A. (1906-1985), E2-384, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq

BIG WOMAN, stonecut and stencil, a/p, 1974,
24.49" x 37.01"
62.20 x 94.00
Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq

Est. $3000/5000
Realised: Please contact us for the value of this item
Auction Date: 05/30/2017

Literature: Jessie Oonark R.C.A., O.C., Retrospective 1970-1985, Prints Drawings, Wall Hangings, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, 1986, exh. cat., page 2

Note: Faye Settler (The Upstairs Gallery) writes of Oonark’s “bright light in the art world.” Of the subject matter Oonark chose to portray, “She looked into the abundant treasure store which was her imagination and from it she drew out her great variety: symbols, such as the ulu which she presented over and over in ever-changing images, the shamanic bone symbols, her unique bird figures and of course the human figures, mostly female, in elaborately detailed clothing. This work was the cover image for the Sanavik Cooperative Baker Lake Print Catalogue, 1974.

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