Alutiiq artwork is alive! Paintings tell family stories and send messages. Circles are eyes that watch for prey. The color green calls upon spirits for assistance. Ingaruacirpet explores the Alutiiq arts, focusing on the ways graphic designs carry cultural information. Chapters on petroglyphs, incised drawings, painting and body art share hundred of traditional images, investigate their history and meaning, and reveal connections in Alutiiq art. Alutiiq designs express an Alutiiq worldview that appears in everything from paintings to parkas.
Contributors: Lena Amason Berns, April Counceller, Alisha Drabek, Sven Haakanson, Jacquie Madsen, Susan Malutin, Patrick Saltonstall, Gloria Selby, Hanna Sholl, and Amy Steffian.
Limted edition paperback, 8.5 x 11", 208 pages, 344 images, 12 tables, published in 2018 by the Alutiiq Museum with support from the Munartet Partnership and the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
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Publication is expected in February, 2018.