Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stones, Bones and Stitches by Shelley Falconer and Shawna White

The subtitle is Storytelling Through Inuit Art. This is an amazing book. It's a Lord Museum book published by Tundra and sent to me for review. Storytelling always catches my eye, but the presentation of the art in this book is eye catching and attractive. The artists' cultural heritage shines out of their artwork.

Written for young adults, it covers the Northest Territories of Canada artists: Oviloo Tunnillie, Joe Talirunili, Jessie Oonark, Lukta Qiatsuk, David Ruben Piqtoukun, and Kenojuak Ashevak. These works are exhibited in the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada.

The people are proud of their tribes, the hardships endured, and their work. You can read about their personal histories, as well as see where they work and what medium they use to express their art.

This is a good way to learn about Inuit life, as well as take a mini tour of the museum from far away.

I found it a fascinating read and an excellent historical reference source.

1 comment:

Violet said...

I find this book interesting too based just on your review. I'll keep an eye out for this one.