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Tutannuaq, Marjorie Siksi'naaq
Untitled Untitled
1981 1981

Born in an outpost camp near Baker Lake in 1917, Marjorie Siksi’naaq Tutannuaq began producing sculpture, prints and fibre arts in the community of Baker Lake in the 1960s. This work is a novel composition created at the height of her creative powers, in 1981. The repeating faces, arranged in a relentless grid-like pattern, gives a very contemporary feel to her appliqued wall-hanging. On close inspection, the ursine ears in many of the faces suggest a whimsical play between animal and human faces.

 
Tutannuaq, Marjorie Siksi'naaq
Baker Lake area, NWT [NU] 1928-Baker Lake, NU 1989 Baker Lake area, NWT [NU] 1928-Baker Lake, NU 1989
Untitled Untitled
1981 1981
Wool, felt and embroidery floss Wool, felt and embroidery floss
68.5 x 72.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Carl R. and Dr. B. Anne Croy, 2017 Gift of Dr. Carl R. and Dr. B. Anne Croy, 2017
60-007.02

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