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Composition (Octopus Transformation)


Composition (Octopus Transformation)

Shuvinai Ashoona

About the Artist
Born in Cape Dorset, North West Territories, Shuvinai (Inuk) is a graphic artist. Shuvinai works primarily in drawing which she began in 1996. She works with pen and ink, coloured pencils, and oil sticks and her imagination to draw the landscape around the community of Cape Dorset and contemporary Inuit life. Her work draws from her personal experiences, surroundings, and daily life in meticulous detail. Shuvinai’s exhibition, Beyond the Visible, is currently at the AGO.


Composition (Octopus Transformation) is part of Tree Protection Zone, a transformative Indigenous-led public art exhibition at Hart House Circle. See works by other Tree Protection Zone artists: Susan Blight, Carrie Hill, Christi Belcourt (Onaman Collective), Isaac Murdoch (Onaman Collective), Taqralik Partridge in collaboration with Nils Ailo Utsi, and Que Rock/Manitou Nemeen (Quentin Commanda).