Irene Avaalaaqiaq: Myth and Reality is a biography and catalogue of Inuit artist, Irene Avaalaaqiaq's wall hangings and prints. Born in 1941 this prominent Baker Lake artist was raised by grandparents who taught her to live on the land and recounted traditional stories to her. She draws on her personal life experiences and traditional knowledge to produce these remarkable wall hangings. The author draws on taped interviews with the artist to recount her remarkable life story in the North. 28 colour plates are included in this comprehensive biography. The artist's own voice is heard throughout the text as she explains her art and cultural influences.