Janet Kigusiuq, (1926-2005)
Mosquitoes in the Camp, late 20th to early 21st century
Crayon on paper
Canadian Inuit artist Janet Kigusiuq worked in drawing, collage, and printmaking, and is known for realistic and abstract representations of Arctic life. In this work, two dogs tethered to rock - like forms sleep outside a large pink tent. Kigusiuq has painstakingly covered its surface with the outlines of hundreds of mosquitoes — rarely represented in artworks, but an integral part of the experience of being on the land in summertime.