Inuksuk were placed upon the landscape for different reasons. The Inuit used them as hunting and navigational aids, coordination points, markers and message centers. Some inuksuk-like figures also had spiritual meaning and were the object of veneration. The Inuit also built a human-like stone figure called an inunnguaq, which means �in the likeness of a human." This figure with a head, a body, legs and arms is not an inuksuk, even if it is often called so; its function is more symbolic than that of an inuksuk. The stone figure that appears on the new flag of Nunavut is an inunnguaq.
There are different types of inuksuit, but most often, an inuksuk is built by placing stone upon stone. The shape and size of the local material...
Canadian artist and explorer in Watercolor and Acrylic Painting, as well, I enjoy Photography. I love getting out on the Trans Canada Trail and hiking to a lovely little lake or waterfalls where I can paint and take photos all afternoon. I find nature inspiring. My favorite subjects are the forests, lakes and gardens in the Manitoba area. Three trips to Europe may have influenced some subject matter as well. My husband and I enjoy taking long walks in Birds Hill Provincial Park near our home or we take a two hour drive to the Whiteshell Provincial Park to camp and enjoy a few of Manitoba's 100,000 lakes.
I aim to create a positive visual experience for you and want my art to warm your heart or perhaps bring a moment of serenity to your...
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