KENOJUAK ASHEVAK, C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013) KINNGAIT (CAPE DORSET)SPECTACULAR RAVENS, 2003Printmaker: QIATSUQ NIVIAQSI (1941-) KINNGAIT (CAPE DORSET)
stonecut, 25.25 x 32 in (64 x 81.5 cm)
5/506,000.00In "Spectacular Ravens," the essentials of a distinguished composition are concentrated to a delightful degree. The shapes of the birds are delineated with mechanical precision by the negative space of Qiatsuq Niviaqsi’s incised lines. Their forms are inked in dazzling, carnival-like colours that stand out in striking contrast to one another. The ravens overlap and are interlocked in a tight grouping that seems to hover weightlessly in the indeterminate, restful space of the white sheet. The whole composition could be an element of design for a stained glass window.
KENOJUAK ASHEVAK, C.C., R.C.A. (1927-2013) 'Spectacular Ravens', 2003