Ashoona Studios, Elie, MB: Mixed Media

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Goota Ashoona is a third generation, female Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. From a long line of wellknown artists, Ashoona, along with her artist husband Bob Kussy and their twin sons Joe Jaw and Samueli Ashoona, founded and run Ashoona Studios, currently operating in Elie, Manitoba. Produced both individually and collaboratively, their work is part autobiographical and part historical, detailing stories from their family life. Many carvings are made from whalebone and black argilite but often mixed with other materials such as caribou antler, soapstone, copper, and claws.

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