Goota Ashoona, Cape Dorset, NU: Mixed Media
I am a third generation, female Inuit artist, and member of the artistic family from Cape Dorset. For the past six years I have devoted myself to carving, creating stone and whale bone sculptures. I spent my early years in a camp on Baffin Island and Cape Dorset where my brother and I made small carvings which we were able to sell to the co-op. Like many daughters of prominent carvers, I sanded carvings by my father, Kiugak. I also create dolls and wall hangings that interpret drawings by my mother and grandmother.