Although descriptions can vary somewhat, common to all these cultures is the view that the wendigo is a malevolent, cannibalistic, supernatural being. They were strongly associated with winter, the north, coldness, famine, and starvation.In Ojibwe, Eastern Cree, Westmain Swampy Cree, Naskapi, and Innu lore, wendigos are often described as giants that are many times larger than human beings. A characteristic absent from myths in other Algonquian cultures. Whenever a wendigo ate another person, it would grow in proportion to the meal it had just eaten. So it could never be full.
Therefore, wendigos are portrayed as simultaneously gluttonous and extremely thin due to starvation. The Wendigo is seen as the embodiment of gluttony, greed, and excess: never satisfied after killing and consuming one person, they are constantly searching for new victims.
The canvas measures 30" x 36". Everything is in excellent condition. Please see photos for full condition. Floyd Kuptana (born 1964) is an Inuvialuit (Inuk) artist in Canada whose work is primarily stone carvings, as well as, paintings and collage. Modern Inuit art developed in the latter half of the 20th century as Indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic and subarctic regions began living.In fixed communities in the late 1940s. Floyd Kuptana's sculptures of soapstone and other stone often feature shapes of both animal and human. Frequent imagery of transformation may be. Considered grotesque and include works of Sedna the Inuit goddess of the sea and marine animals. His work relates both to the Inuit shamanic beliefs. After coming in contact in the late 2000s with Gallery Arcturus, a public art museum and education centre in Toronto, Kuptana began working with. Paint, depicting animals in bright colours on found materials such as wood and later on art board and canvas. Some of Kuptana's pieces enter the market.
Via commercial galleries including a leading source of First Nations artwork in Toronto, Bay of Spirits Gallery. Private collections in Canada, the United States and other countries. I believe this to be the beginning of more paintings to be produced by Kuptana. He is currently branching out from just carvings. The item "Wendigo Oil Painting Signed By Native Canadian Inuit Artist Floyd Kuptana" is in sale since Monday, January 6, 2020.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "danog-123" and is located in Blackstock, ON. This item can be shipped worldwide.