In the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut, the artists of Cape Dorset have been making limited edition fine art prints since 1959. An array of techniques has long been available to the printmakers—etching and aquatint, copper engraving, stencil, and woodcut—but the studios’ mainstays are stonecut and lithography.

The Kinngait Studios are active from fall until late spring, when the artists and staff take the summer off, many to return to their traditional camp areas. The Inuit treasure their language and stories, their connection to the land and its resources, even as they adopt modern ways.

The resplendent, all-seeing, regal, and antlered owls that appear on these cards illustrate the unique styles of four renowned Inuit artists from Cape Dorset.

Contains five each of the following notecards:
Owl Incognito, 2008, by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Owls in Moonlight, 2007, by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Grey Owl, 1993, by Qavavau Manumie
Vigilant Owl, 2007, by Kenojuak Ashevak

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