-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Inuit Family.

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Inuit woman with the child in the hood.

Inuit woman

The Inuit are the native people of the Canadian Arctic. In the Inuktitut (Inuttituut) language Inuit means “people”. Europeans called them Eskimo (“eater of raw meat”). The Inuit always were  hunter-gatherers,  moving from place to place.

Dolls : pigmented wax, wire, fur, fabric.

The image of the dolls and the costumes was made on the basis of the original Copper Inuit (Kitlinermiut) photos.

Iroquois warrior.

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Iroquois – aboriginal of Canada, a member of Iroquois Tribe.

Iroquois – several Iroquoian speaking North American Indian tribes (the Cayuga, Cherokee, Huron, Oneida, Seneca, Tuscarora), whose historical roots walk away to that ancient Paleo-Indian people. They lived around lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron and to the east to St. Lawrence region.

The name “Iroquois” is the French derivation of “Irinakhoiw”, meaning “rattlesnakes”, Algonquian enemy’s epithet. Iroquois called themselves “Hodenosaunee”, meaning “people of the longhouse”.

Doll : pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

The image of warrior was made on the basis of historical picture (c. middle 17th century).

“The Historical Figures of Canada” Doll Collection by Irina Gorelkina.

 

 

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“Skates” In The Summer Season…

A strange combination?

Not at all; since “Skates” is just the title to my doll pair,  

which is taking part in the beautiful “Summer Art and Gift Show”.

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The art show has been arranged by the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts.

It is taking place at the Collingwood Art Centre (Ontario) until July 26th, 2015.

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

“Spirit of the Past” Doll Collection by Irina Gorelkina

Doll pair “Father’s Joy”

Photo chronicle

Part 1. “Daughter” Undergarments

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Created:  January, 2015

Doll’s height:  19 cm

Material: fimo, wire, fabric

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

“Historical Figures of Canada” Doll Collection by Irina Gorelkina

Is it possible to arrange the meeting where Samuel de Champlain, Comte de Frontenac, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, William  Lyon Mackenzie King and Agnes Campbell Macphail could discuss  important political issues together?

No, they had lived in different historical periods. And “Yes”- it is possible in the world of art.

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My doll collection “Historical Figures of Canada” is now on display at the Essa Public Library in Angus, Ontario.

I am grateful to the South Simcoe Arts Council and to the administration of Essa Public Library for making  it happen.

I offer you some images from this collection and hope you will enjoy them.

1. Comte de Frontenac                  2. Lawren Harris

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3. Samuel de Champlain                4. Thomas D’Arcy McGee

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA