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Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling Through Inuit Art

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Did you know?

-Cape Dorset boasts the largest number of artists per capita in Canada (22.7 percent — almost one-quarter of the labor force and thirty times the national average!)

-The word Eskimo is a derogatory term meaning “eaters

of raw flesh”

-Some Inuit artists quarry stone for their sculptures in the winter, but have to wait until the summer to bring it back to their workshops

-An igloo uses the same design principles found in the great cathedrals of Europe

-According to legends, the stone figures, called Inukshuks, protect travelers and point them to the safest pathway

-The Inuit have been carving for over 4,000 years

Stones, Bones and Stitches is a fascinating and beautiful introduction to the art of the North. Focusing on several important works from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, curators Shelley Falconer and Shawna White take you on an impressive journey through the artistic landscape. The evolving character of the North is explored through the lens of some of Canadas most significant Inuit artists, past and present.

Included are eight different works from sculpture to prints, each highlighted with introductions to the artists, the materials they used, geography, legends, and stories. Photographs together with intriguing facts give the reader insight into the artists lives, communities, and working conditions along with brief histories of the region.

About the Author

Shelley Falconer is director of exhibitions and programs and senior curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and a member of the University of Torontos adjunct faculty in Museum Studies. Falconer has contributed, as a writer and editor, to many exhibitions and new media publications, and her recent projects include the extensive reinstallation of the McMichaels permanent collection galleries.

Shawna White is an assistant curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. She has worked as a curator, educator, arts administrator, consultant, and Canadian art specialist. Whites recent curatorial projects include the exhibition and publication for The Arctic Image as well as the extensive reinstallation of the McMichaels permanent collection galleries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887768545
Author:
Falconer, Shelley
Publisher:
Tundra Books (NY)
Author:
White, Shawna
Author:
Shelley Falconer and Shawna White
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
People & Places - Canada/Native Canadian
Subject:
Inuit art
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Inuit art -- Canada.
Subject:
Inuit artists - Canada
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.15x8.45x.11 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
00-UP

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