Shuvinai Ashoona

Earths on Icefield

2012
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Shuvinai Ashoona has said that she lives divided between three worlds – the interior realm of her rich imagination; the exterior sphere of her life in the North; and the one she creates in her drawings where she harmoniously combines the two. Ashoona demonstrates this in Earths on Icefield, a work that depicts an extreme environmental imbalance – where glaciers have overcome the planet. Her exquisitely rendered landscape of ice shards creates a crystalline home for the Taleelayu (a powerful, mermaid-like spirit), man, woman and child, who appear to be living in a state of harmony with this new land.
Title
Earths on Icefield
Date
2012
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured pencil on black wove paper
Dimensions
141 x 83 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2013
Accession number
45665

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