"The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.” - Brene Brown in Braving the Wilderness 


Project Statement
When my husband accepted a position with the Territorial Government, I was fortunate to return to Northern Canada where I spent much of my childhood. For two years, I was able to document the landscapes, people and culture of Yellowknife. Memories of the northern lights, piercing cold weather and the crisp sound my mukluks made while walking through the snow would resurface and inform my vision. While the community of Yellowknife is considered sub arctic, temperatures of -36C in late November are not unusual. With the recent passing of my father, my trek north was in a sense a means of retracing our steps and keeping alive the memories of my parents and childhood through the familiar northern landscape.

I would like to gratefully acknowledge funding support or in making my work from the ARTIcipate Endowment Fund and the City of Yellowknife.

Boreal Forest

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Modes of Transit

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The Snow King

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High Noon


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Purple Houseboat  

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Yellow Houseboat with Geese


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No Sniveling

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Pink Houseboat

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The Snowcastle

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Yellow Houseboat


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Yellow Houseboat with Hoar Frost

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The Mackenzie River

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Ice Road

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Tin Can Hill

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Evening Commute

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Night Life

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Portrait of Inuvialuit Artist Derrald Taylor

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Coffee Break 

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Hide tanning

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Frozen

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Ptarmigan


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Aurora Borealis

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Packing up


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Long Lake

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Fish Fry

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The Cultural Crossroads


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Young Dene Woman 


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Dene Drummers

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Inuit Hoop Dancer

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Dene Wedding

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