qimmik
2014 - 2015
acrylic on paper
8 x 10
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Qimmik (in Inuktitut) means dog.. but for the Inuit it represents life itself. A dog team means mobility, security, safety, companionship. An Inuk's pride and status hinged on the quality of his dog team, and with it comes the completeness of life in all ways. The circular design represents the unending relationship between Qimmik and Inuk, almost to say the world itself is contained in it. The sleeping dog embodies the ease and contentment of this relationship. "The closeness of this relationship is captured by the Inuktitut term for dog team, qimutsiit, which includes both the qimmiit and the hunter." (QTC Final Report)