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Johnny Pootoogook

Johnny Pootoogook

What do you think of first when you hear the word "arctic"? Polar Bears. Walrus. Narwhals. Caribou. All of the BIG names in the frozen north, right?

Allow us introduce you to Arctic birds. Migratory by nature, only 3 over-winter in the harsh environment on the tundra: Snowy owls, ravens & ptarmigans. Buntings. Loons. Sandpipers. Geese. And terns: these are just a few of the 100+ species of avian beings that live part- time in the Arctic. Typically considered a vast wasteland of ice, snow & permafrost, birds are vital to the ecology of the tundra. Pollinators, waders, hunters, & seed-carriers, birds also provide for the Inuit with eggs, meat and feathers and bones that are fashioned into tools.

Represented here in stone, textiles and on paper, we pay homage to these vital instruments of Arctic ecology.

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." - Aesop

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OWL SHOWPIECE
0050W
Serpentinite
11" x 8" x 4"
CAPE DORSET
$ 1500

ALL ARTWORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE


Johnny Pootoogook

Johnny Pootoogook is the son of Cape Dorset artists Kananginak and Shouyu Pootoogook.

Johnny Pootoogook (Pootoogoo)
Canada House Gallery
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po box 1570
Banff AB
T1L 1B5

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