“Inuksuit” are ancient stone landmarks placed by the Tuniit, Thule, and Inuit peoples* throughout the Arctic as reference points or markers. During the brief arctic summer, tiny plants emerge on the rocky landscape around the sculptures erected there. Some have been placed to be seen from great distances, as in this composition reflecting a vista on Foxe Peninsula.**
*Hessel, I. (1993). Canadian Inuit Sculpture. Ottowa: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
**Hallendy, N. (2009). Tukiliit: the Stone People Who Live in the Wind. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press. pp 28-29.