Carole Charette

Wood, digital print

The Innu Naskapi communities and the Nunavik Inuit shared a hunting area border near the 55th parallel. The Inuksuk, the human form of stone construction, was part of a driving system designed for hunting caribou. The Naskapi painted coats that were applied to the Inuksuk were designed to promote a mystical dialogue with the spirit of the caribou and solicit a successful hunt. This Inuksuk, inspired by Friedrich Froebel blocks, remind us that the Inuit had incorporated design principles and Naskapi painted coats suggest a thorough knowledge of graphic composition principles. This work recalls that mixed creations are often different routes to reach the same goal.