Kenojuak Ashevak (Canadian, Inuit, 1927–2013)
Siilavut, Nunavut (Our Environment, Our Land), 1999
Kenojuak Ashevak was a groundbreaking artist for Kinngait Studios, in the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut, and ultimately a pioneer of modern Inuit art. Of her art, she once said, “I was trying my best to say something on a piece of paper. . . . I was thinking of the animals and beautiful flowers that covered our beautiful, untouched land.”
Caution WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.