I think the Ostroms developed their appreciation of Inuit Eskimo art prints and sculpture from the time he spent drafting much of the Alaska Constitution. But then, he also grew up in Washington state, not that far to the south.
My yoga novel "Ashram" draws on ancient wisdom and practice. Davidialuk Alashua Amittu, loon fishing, I believe a piece like this arises from deep observation that goes deep into the artist's own spirit before emerging on paper.
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