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Dancing Grizzly Bear graces phone book cover – Nunatsiaq News

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Apr 5, 2021

Baker Lake artist Kaytlyn Amitnak wins $5,000 in Northwestel contest

A 24-year-old artist from Baker Lake will have her artwork featured across the territory, after winning Northwestel’s 2021 phone book cover competition.

Kaytlyn Amitnak said she worked on the oil painting one evening, with her younger sister by her side matching her colour-for-colour, and finished it in under four hours.

The end result, titled Dancing Grizzly Bear, depicts a glowing bear in the centre of a qulliq, or a traditional Inuit oil lamp, with its arms and head raised to the surrounding darkness.

“The qulliq was the source of heat, and what I thought was the bear, the bear was dancing [in] the flickering flame throughout the night to keep all those who see it warm,” said Amitnak.

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