Sunday, November 12, 2006

Agnes Nanogak Goose, "Blind Boy"

Inuit artist Agnes Nanogak Goose (1925-2001) was born on November 12, on Baillie Island in the Canadian Arctic. The print above, Blind Boy (1975) is based on one of her drawings, which in turn is based on an Inuit folktale, "The Blind Boy and the Loon." The print was made to illustrate Maurice Metayer, ed. and trans., Tales from the Igloo (Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers 1972). Nanogak was part of a community of artists based at Holman, on Victoria Island, off the northwestern coast of Canada.