A few years ago my late sister in law Jane Julian took a quillcourse in Paq’tnkek, Antigonish County in turn she taught me. I have always been intrigued and passionate about what our ancestors did in terms of artisitic expression. So the opportunity allowed me the chance to learn this wonderful gift.
As Mik’maq women and men we don’t always use the Traditional Knowledge that we have or do we pass it down to the next generation. It’s vital that we do share our knowledge with others because if we don’t then this information will be lost, perhaps forever.
I consider myself a self taught artist, I draw mostly in pencil. The combination of pencil drawing and quill work are used together so I can express myself.
I look to our past to help me with my future. Here are some of my recent works