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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Yupiit Prints

Charette, P.J. (2009). Retrieved November 7,2009 from

Phillip John Aarnaquq Charette is also trying to bring the knowledge of story knifing back. Instead of printing in the mud, he uses ink and to print it to keep it on paper. One of his prints is the with the story, "The Dance."

He says that this story is told by a left handed person. Therefore you read this from the right corner to the left.
He then describes the story. The hashes on the upper and lower part of each of these images symbolize footprints in which the story is going. 
Then he begins telling the story. There is a father, mother and their daughter dancing their dance of life. The young girl moves toward adulthood and is then in a society unlike hers. She then begins to dance her dance of life. In the next chapter, the woman finds her soul mate while dancing together. Then, they begin to share bloodlines together. The next one shows that their daughter is starting the next bloodline and begins a new dance. In the last chapter this shows the granddaughter continuing the bloodline and her own dance which in-turn completes the circle of life. The background, in Yup'ik, represents the symbol of the circle of life and a gathering place. 

1 comment:

  1. thank you for posting this. have done this in other media.