Ningiukulu Teevee

Tip Toe Through the Tundra, 2016
24 1/2″ x 31″
Stone lithograph

Ningiukulu Teevee is a graphic artist and writer living in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut. She is one of the most versatile and intelligent graphic artists to emerge from the Kinngait Studios, and is the daughter of Joanasie Salomonie (deceased) and his wife, Kanajuk. Her father, Joanasie, was a community leader much loved in Cape Dorset for his sense of humour, mischief, and compassion. She has a comprehensive knowledge of Inuit legends and her drawings and prints uniquely capture and distill these stories, with a playful translation of traditional stories into dynamic compositions. These elements that have made many of her prints highly sought after by collectors. Teevee has had numerous solo shows of her bold and resplendent drawings and some of her work has been featured in exhibitions in major public galleries and museums.

In this work, the figure depicted is wearing her amauti (a traditional Inuit parka), a beautiful red skirt, and nice new yellow boots (similar to the new boots worn by the raven!). Anyone would take good care of this beautiful attire and tip-toe through wherever they may be. Another fine example of the artist depicting an everyday scene in a playful manner. It is also a work that shows her skill as a graphic artist.