Place: Born in Kimmirut, Nunavut; based in Cape Dorset for most of his life
About the artist: Timootie (Tim) Pitsiulak was one of Canada’s most sought-after contemporary Inuit artists. Best known for his drawings, he was also a jewellery-maker, sculptor, lithographer and photographer. Pitsiulak pushed the boundaries of traditional subject matter. An avid hunter, he was influenced by the land, wildlife, and Inuit mythology, along with every day-life in the North and technology’s impact on the land and its people. His worked inspired and reshaped the narrative of contemporary Northern life.
Timootie Pitsiulak, Loadmaster (2007), coloured pencil, ink on paper
About the artwork: Loadmaster is a drawing of Cape Dorset’s newest garbage truck, which was a long-awaited replacement for a very old one. The arrival of the new truck was much anticipated and celebrated by the community. This particular work marked a new direction for Pitsiulak, who had only just begun expanding his drawings to large-scale surfaces.
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