Timmiaruqsimauq - Bird Woman Transformation (2002)
Kenojuak Ashevak (1927 - 2013)
Etching & aquatint
22" x 29"
Kenojuak Ashevak was one of Canada’s most acclaimed graphic artists. Her long list of achievements and honours is surpassed only by her stamina and good humour.
Born on south Baffin Island at a camp area known as Ikirisaq, Kenojuak grew up traveling from camp to camp on south Baffin and in Arctic Quebec (Nunavik). As a young woman, she was married to Johnniebo (another prolific Inuit artist) and lived with him in various camps including Keakto, a scenic area seven miles from Cape Dorset. In January, 2013, after a long and illustrious career, Kenojuak passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.