Inside message: Season’s Greetings
Twenty assorted 7" x 5" holiday cards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box. Printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks.
The formation of Kinngait Studios in the late 1950's laid the groundwork for a legendary printmaking tradition. About 1,200 miles north of Toronto, the hamlet of Cape Dorset, Nunavut, is home to a multi-generational community of gifted graphic artists. Their cooperatively owned printmaking studios have been in continual operation since 1959, producing unique, captivating and powerful images.
The artists of Cape Dorset are active in the studios from fall through late spring. Diverse media are available to the printmakers--etching and aquatint, woodcut and copper engraving--but their mainstays are stonecut, stencil and lithography. When the print editions are finished and the fine summer weather arrives, many of the artists leave the community to return to the land and their traditional camps. The Inuit are determined to retain important elements of their culture--their language and stories, their connection to the Arctic and its resources--while adapting to modern ways.