stonecut, 23 3/4 x 32 1/4 in (60.3 x 81.9 cm) 15/50
ESTIMATE: $1,800 — $2,800
PRICE REALIZED: $3,000
This image was reproduced in James A. Houston, Eskimo Prints, [Barre, MA, USA: Barre Publishers: 1967], p. 54-5. Houston writes,
"Reflected images are sometimes believed to be innua, or the spirit of man, the animal, or the land. The many changes in the position of the foxes suggests that these are not ordinary reflections, but a rare view into the world beneathe the earth."
Sheouak created some lovely print images and an extraordinary body of imaginative drawings before her untimely death in 1961. She also designed the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative logo that is still used today. Like so much of Sheouak’s work, Reflections in My Mind is enigmatic and dream-like.