“I enjoy drawing animals and I’m amazed at how they survive up here in the north. Without them, my family would never have survived. I also draw people camping because I am reminded of old times when we lived on the land. Those were good times.”
Papiara Tukiki has been a delightful mainstay of the annual collection since her first prints were introduced in 2004. Papiara’s simple forms capture the essence of her subject – whether it be human or animal or some combination of the two. Born on Christmas Day, 1942, Papiara is married to Qopie Tukiki, a long-time employee of the community’s Housing Association. They live in Cape Dorset.
**WILD THINGS 2021**
Nanooq is pleased to feature two 2021 SPECIAL EDITION Etching & Chine Collé prints from Papiara’s WILD THINGS collection. Papiara gives free rein to her imagination in these delightfully whimsical images. Fundamental to her playful creations are her innate sense of design and composition, as well as the confident line work that bring her subjects to life. Each image is an edition of 30.
(Biography courtesy of Dorset Fine Arts)
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