"Stonecut and Stencil" numbered print "18/50" by "Kananginak" Pootoogook, "Dorset 1979," written in pencil. Print image includes one adult male Inuk, wearing a parka, leggings, and boots, sitting on a boulder in the foreground, working on a wood kayak frame. His tools spread out around him. Behind him to the left is a stretched skin and a wood framing piece for the kayak. Behind him to the right is a skin on a stretching frame, and an animal (carcass or skin?) hanging from a pole held in place by a rock pile. In the background two Inuit women, are working on an animal skin (or carcass?). The animal is hanging from the middle of a rope, stretched across two poles and anchored on each side. The poles and rope are each anchored by a rock pile. The Inuk woman on the right has a baby on her back. Both women have their hair tied back in a bun, they are wearing parkas with hoods and leggings. The women are kneeling, one on each side of the skin/carcass.
Kananginak Pootoogook was a prominent and involved community leader. He was instrumental in the formation of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative and served for many years as President of its Board of Directors. He was an active artist, mostly drawing and printmaking, from the late 1950s up until his death in 2010.