Traditional and contemporary, Stories from Across the Land, brings together the work of Nunatsiavut makers and Blaine Myles.
Culture and environment are a constant inspiration for the artisans of Nunatsiavut. Nunatsiavut artists and craftspeople are respected in their communities as promoters of their culture and heritage. With deep roots in the Inuit traditions, these works are a form of self-expression and a method to pass skills down from generation to generation.
Myles’ minimalist style manifests movement and shape using little detail. He draws inspiration from themes that were popular in his mother’s generation, and incorporates contemporary imagery. He uses ink, watercolour and sealskin to speak to his rural background.
Together, these works offer alternative story lines on making, traditions, and the use of materials in craft in Newfoundland & Labrador.