Dorset sculptor Oviloo Tunnillie is widely considered
to be one of the foremost artists of her generation.
An unconventional Inuit artist who first came to
national and international prominence in the 1990s,
Tunnillie is best known for her distinctive stone
images of women lost in grief or private contemplation.
Though usually generalized, her works are also
often strongly autobiographical in nature, reflecting
contemporary northern reality as opposed to a mythical
and traditional past.
Published to accompany a major 2008 exhibition
of the artist's work at Marion Scott Gallery,
this engaging 12-page monograph features essays
by curator Robert Kardosh and director Judy Kardosh.
Includes beautiful illustrations of 8 of the
sculptures from the show.