Weather: grey, snowy, dismal….
Cape Dorset (Kinngait), Nunavut – Well, today’s the big day.
I was able to set up a translator for our interview with Canadian artist and icon Kenojuak Ashevak for later on this afternoon. The translator will pick us up at the art studios at 1pm and we’ll all go to Kenojuak’s house together.
It almost seems too good to be true. Kenojuak is 82 years old. She hasn’t been up to many interviews in recent years. But she agreed to do one with us this afternoon and she agreed to start up a drawing so we can film her working on it as well.
In the morning, we film at Kinngait Studios. But at around 11am, a young woman and some kids come in. They unroll a drawing in front of studio manger Bill Ritchie. It looks very much just like the drawing Kenojuak Ashevak told us we could film her working on when we go to her house this afternoon.
Bill pays the woman and they leave.