Goota Ashoona’s monumental marble sculpture unveiled at Winnipeg Art Gallery
Nunavut News | January 21, 2021
Goota Ashoona's monumental sculpture Tuniigusiia, or “The Gift” has been unveiled at Qaumajuq ("it is bright, it is lit"), the new Inuit Art Center in Winnipeg. The sculpture represents the sea goddess Sedna on one side, and a woman who is teaching her daughter how to throat sing on the other. Ashoona is a throat singer as well as a multi-disciplinary artist, and is the daughter of Kiawak Ashoona and granddaughter of Pitseolak Ashoona. Commissioned by the Manitoba Teacher's Society “to honour teachers all around us — in the land and in our lives — who reveal the truth, wisdom and beauty that connect us all,” the sculpture stands at the corner of St. Mary Avenue and Memorial Boulevard in Winnipeg.
Learn more about Goota Ashoona and Tuniigusiia here: https://www.nunavutnews.com/nunavut-news/goota-ashoonas-monumental-marble-sculpture-unveiled-at-winnipeg-art-gallery/