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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#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…

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BCD #32

Blind Contour Drawing #32 “Mother Earth Struggles for Survival” 1975 Daphne Odjig If ever an artist felt grateful for an illness, it was Daphne Odjig. In 1932, at the age of 13, Odjig was hit by rheumatic fever and forced to withdraw from school, dashing her ambitions of becoming a schoolteacher. However, her disappointment quickly…