To Stalk the Oomingmak: an Artist’s Arctic Journal

To Stalk the Oomingmak, cover
cover of To Stalk the Oomingmak

To Stalk the Oomingmak: an Artist’s Arctic Journal by Chris Czajkowski

24.95

Hardcover

703 grams

28.2  x  21.8  x  2  cm

Aquarelle Press, 1990

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To Stalk the Oomingmak: an Artist’s Arctic Journal is a product of Chris Czajkowski‘s only summer ‘off’ in nearly thirty years as a wilderness dweller.  She spent a summer near Cambridge Bay in Canada’s central arctic.  Sometimes staying in friends’ neighbours’ houses, she more often camped on the tundra.

Arriving in late June when the snow was only just leaving, she stayed spring, summer and fall, departing early September.

Always a naturalist and an artist, she spent the endless daylight hours drawing – flowers, muskox, dogs, and the life of the settlement and surrounding camps.

cutting meat: Oomingmak
drawing from To talk the Oomingmak
muskox
muskox drawing from To Stalk the Oomingmak
oomingmak: poppies
drawing of arctic poppies from To Stalk the Oomingmak

 

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