Ning Ashoona

loon Inuit Art Sculpture in Serpentine

Born: 20 December 1979                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Residence: Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada

Ningosiak is one of the most prolific young female carvers in Cape Dorset today.There are actually very few women who carve now.

She does not have the past as a frame of reference for her work; she values the comments people make about her work because they help to give it meaning. She much prefers creating new subjects to repeating old ones, unless a particular subject matter is in demand, like her elegant loons. Her artistic style is simplistic, yet strong but can be delicate and graceful depending on the subject matter. The transformations are creative and fantasy-like.