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"Passage of Matashu" IP

"IP" (In Progress) Conceived while doing a field sketch of the riverscape and black bear tracks at one of our campsites on the George River, Nunavik (Quebec north of 55 degrees north latitude). In this studio piece, I have changed the black bear tracks to Grizzly (though not to my satisfaction yet). "Matashu" is the Innu name for "Red Bear" which was their term for an isolated population of Barrenground Grizzlies now known to have persisted in northern Quebec into the early 20th Century.