Man Inflating Amituk, 1973 by Soroseelutu Ashoona, Inuit
Man Inflating Amituk, 1973 by Soroseelutu Ashoona, Inuit Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada stonecut and stencil print edition 38/50 28” h x 26.5 “ w framed
Cape Dorset artist Soroseelutu Ashoona (b. 1941) is married to the renowned sculptor Kiawak Ashoona. She is the granddaughter of artists Pootoogook and Ningeookaluk. Soroseelutu learned to draw from renowned Cape Dorset artist Pitseolak Ashoona.
"If it weren't for Pitseolak, my mother-in-law, I don't think I would have ever learned to draw. For a long time, she kept asking me to try, but because I was afraid to try, it wasn't until a year later that I started. Sometimes I try to do some pictures of stories I have heard about the old days. Sometimes it seems when I begin to draw that, not on purpose, I am drawing the same thing I have done before. Sometimes when I see the finished print, I can't really remember when I did the drawing, but I like the prints better than the drawings because of the colors." - Soroseelutu Ashoona, Cape Dorset print catalogue 1978