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Magdéleine Ferru ~JustMagD~


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)

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