Pukmina Carrier of Souls
In Inuit mythology Pukimna – or Pinga (“the one from above”) – is the guardian of the caribou hordes, goddess of fertility and medicine. She also plays a funerary role accompanying the soul of the deceased to Adlivun (life after death). The antler adorning the heads of caribou evoke a tree which roots would be in the skull of the animal, making the latter a “Tree of Life” allowing communication between the worlds of below and of above.
I like using cyanotype for its timeless and mysterious side. For this project blending different technics reinforce the dreamlike side of the légend.
Magdéleine Ferru ~JustMagD~
Pukmina is an Artist book, leporello, composed of 15 photos of cyanotype over inkjet print, on canson recycled paper and with colored pencil.
Dimensions : 15×15 cm closed ( 135 cm totally opened)