Shuvinai Ashoona, Curiosity
This is a line drawing of a work by Shuvinai Ashoona, titled Curiosity. Ashoona uses coloured pencils to create landscape scenes that include water, land, rocks, dwellings, people and large colourful figures as seen from above. How many dwellings do you see in this overhead view? What do the figures look like to you? Why do you think she titled the work Curiosity?
Shuvinai Ashoona is a third-generation Inuit artist living in Kinngait, Nunavut. She draws pictures of life in her home town. Her art shows the power of personal imagination, and she says the drawings evolve when she puts her pencil to paper. She responds to many of the influences on her community; there's a church, an iron man figure, many animals and vehicles.