I presented this doll in an installation where she sat on the floor among furniture that matched her clothes, using fabric from the Anchor/Cradle, and a silent doll-sized television made from paper clay. The T.V.projected blue light. I see the installation as an extension of the personal interventions I've been doing. I'm not sure yet if I'm identifying the doll as a self portrait, but in this case it did represent the state of mind that I was in at the time; introspective and low energy.\
The original ookpik is made by Margaret Kanayok and altered by myself.
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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