Saturday, December 24, 2016

Iujuittuq


"Iujuittuq"
8" X 10" Oil on canvas board
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The photo reference used for this painting was taken by our son Curtis when he was working in the Arctic as a pilot for Kenn Borek Air. It was summer there so the view was quite different and the frozen water had broken into small chunks of ice. I love the barrenness of this one as well as the contrast with the warm and cools.

He gave me the history and the names this area is called. The Inuit call this area "Aujuittuq" which means "place that never thaws". The name of the area by non-Inuit is called Grise Fiord (which means "Pig Inlet" in Norwegian). It was named by an explorer because of the walruses.

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