The story behind the "Woman and Child" print told by Valery Nypevgi, translated Olga Gogoleva. One of a set of twenty prints produced in Uelen in 2004. Posters and greeting cards available from nativeartsfanclub.org/shop. Proceeds donated to the Uelen Print Shop Fund to revive fine art printing in Uelen. All donations are tax deductible.
A mother talks with her young boy who plays with a traditional Chukchi weapon made of rope and walrus teeth and used for hunting ducks. The device is thrown into a flock as they fly over, tangling in a bird’s wings or feet to bring it down. Both woman and child wear traditional reindeer skin clothing and the woman bends her spine low to the earth in unique Eskimo style. One can again see why artist Galina is known for her highly developed and unique drawing style.