The Enchanted Owl


The Enchanted Owl was used on a postage stamp in the 1970s to commemorate the centennial of the Northwest Territories, has a spotted blue-grey owl gazing out at the viewer, feathers fanning out above its head and curving up from its tail. 

Artist Introduction

Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak was a well-known Canadian Inuit artist , Born on October 3, 1927 in the Inuit camp of Ikirasaq in Northwest Canada, Her drawings and prints, comprised of simple, stylized motifs and coded symbols of Inuit culture and folklore, brought her international acclaim.
Ashevak is regarded as a pioneer of Modern Inuit art, with her art becoming diffused into Canadian culture through its reproductions on postage stamps, currency, and exhibits in national museums. She was inducted in Canada's Walk of Fame in 2001 before her death on January 8, 2013 on Dorset Island, Canada at the age of 85.