My entry “Home is on the Sea Ice” was accepted into the Grand National Oh! Canada 2017 last April. The show opened at the Joseph Schneider Haus National Historic House in Kitchener ON and runs from May 7 to Sep 3, 2017.
To the indigenous people of Canada the polar bear is known as Nanuk – wise, powerful and almost human. The iconic sea mammal is a source of stories, art and identity besides food and clothing for northern communities.
The bear’s main source of diet is ringed and bearded seals. Bears can detect seals’ breathing holes up to a kilometer away.
This ‘rider of icebergs’ depends on habitat quality for survival. The loss of sea ice is a red flag issue to the current climate trend on our planet.
This story quilt is an appliqué fabric collage and is completely hand stitched.