RUTH ANNAQTUUSI TULURIALIK (1934-), E2-16, Baker Lake / Qamani’tuaq
coloured pencil drawing
signed in syllabics
22.25 x 29.5 in — 56.5 x 74.9 cm
Annaqtuusi was fascinated by the stories of shamans she heard as a child. Her drawings are exuberant and colourful and tend to fill the entire paper.
This female shaman surrounded by helper spirits is the subject of many of her drawings.
For a reproduction of this image see, Ruth Tulurialik and David Pelly, Qikaaluktut: Images of Inuit Life, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1986, page 27.