Art is a Voice
Born: Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Current Residence: Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Ashoona’s work has undergone interesting shifts throughout her career. In the 90s, subtle landscapes played a significant role. A decade later, they became bizarre and radically original rockscapes. By 2006, her images revealed an intense attention to detail, growing bolder, with stunning colour and fascinating perspective.
Ashoona’s most recent drawings embrace past and present as she interprets the stories of others and combines them with her own. Her work features iconic objects and recurring themes such as playing cards, eggs, landscapes, and the sinking of a Hudson’s Bay Company supply ship in Cape Dorset in 1947, 14 years before she was born.