LOOKING FOR ARNANNGUAQ HØEGH IN 1978

Af David W. Norman

Visitors to Kissavaassat near Sisimiut during the summer of 1978 would have encountered some unusual drawings by Arnannguaq Høegh among the Aasivik festival tents. In a photograph from 1978, we see her delicately positioning one of these drawings onto a humble exhibition wall. A curled, fetal figure stands out from the whirlpool of branches, beaks, almond-shaped eyes and ultra-thin pencil strokes that flutter across the page. A child at the center of a drawn universe? But the precise curves, thick outline and perfectly spherical head also convey an abstract quality, eerily geometric, too exact to be real...