After the family Christmas holiday at Edmonton last year, on our way back to Yellowknife, I took out my pocket sketch notebook and began doodling. As I doodled, I thought to myself, I should try a haida art. I remembered some of the tips I got from a workshop by Michael Yahgulanaas, to look through the paper, look deeper and see shapes and lines through those threads that makes the paper. So I did. Here were my attempts.
It didn’t stop there. Here’s another sketch for one of the clients of Inkit. This haida sketch contains elements that represent northern symbols such as the dene drum, caribou and land of the midnight sun. A hand shake to represent a unity of two groups. A hand pick was also added to represent the client.