Artist RegionNorth
DescriptionThis drawing is characteristic of Toonoo's later works in its use of colour and line, as well as the focus on hands and forearms as subject. The usage of brightly coloured. almost neon oil pastels on black paper creates the prismatic appearance of an image tinted by refracted light. Toonoo's work helped to redefine and challenge the boundaries between traditional Inuit art and Canadian contemporary art, asserting identity and providing commentary on social issues affecting Inuit communities.
Materials Oil pastel on wove paper
125.7 × 87.6 × 4.4 cm (49 1/2 × 34 1/2 × 1 3/4 in.)
Object number HUM-2016-00003
In Collection(s):
Credit Line Courtesy Humber Galleries