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BCD#40

Blind Contour Drawing #40 “Climate Change” Elisapee Ishulutaq Inuk artist Elisapee Ishulutaq didn’t begin drawing and printmaking until her mid-forties, when she moved to the community of Pangnirtung on Baffin Island. Until then, she lived off the land, traveling with her nomadic family and hunting the caribou trails of Nunavut.  When she finally did pick…

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BCD#39

Blind Contour Drawing #39 “Pemberton Valley” Emily Carr Emily Carr is one of the most widely celebrated and recognizable Canadian painters. Strongly associated with the Group of Seven, many of her works represent the cultural identity of British Columbia—its natural landscapes, its historical development, and its indigenous heritage. But Carr’s legacy was not always so…

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BCD#38

Blind Contour Drawing #38 “We Can’t All Be Perfect” Erica Rutherford Born in Scotland as Eric Rutherford, Erica Rutherford led a life of adventure, spanning several continents, careers, and artistic pursuits. For instance, Rutherford trained as a naval cadet before attending London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1939, then studying art at the Slade…

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BCD#37

Blind Contour Drawing #37 “Wolfman” Kitty Smith After several interviews with Kitty Smith, author Julie Cruikshank realized that the best way to connect with Smith was through stories. “To a large extent,” Cruishank observes, Smith’s “evaluation of other people … is based on their storytelling abilities.” Storytelling is inseparable from Smith’s life and livelihood. She…