Aoudla Pudlat was one of the younger Cape Dorset graphic artists when he began drawing in the early 1970's. He captured the attention of galleries and collectors alike with his highly stylized bird images, and is perhaps best known for his work in this theme. About the time Aoudla began to draw, he also began his apprenticeship in the lithography studio. As his mastery of the printing process progressed, he proofed and editioned many of his own works. His signature chop appears on many of the lithographs editions in the Kinngait Studios throughout the late 1970’s and 1980’s. In early 1982, Nordair adopted a Northern look for the cabin interior of its aircraft with a new upholstery fabric. It features the design “Arctic Silhouettes”, created by Aoudla Pudlat, a young artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut and silk screen printed on washable wool fabric by Mantegna Inc.
Inunoo has chosen Aoudla’s skillfully drawn birds with their whimsical character and stylish plumes as part of its scarf and tie collection. Aoudla died in the summer of 2006 while traveling on his skidoo with a friend crossing the ice floats.