Dominique Normand created a powerful series of paintings based on her 2017 artist-in-residency on the Students on Ice Foundation Canada C3 Expedition. Aboard the icebreaker Polar Prince, Dominique travelled from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Nain, Labrador. She will discuss her experiences as an ocean artist-researcher and examples of her work will be featured at various locations through the course of the Ocean Festival.
Dominique gives visual form to omnipresent powers that shape the world of human experience in the Northern territories. She discovered her paternal Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) heritage as an adult and, enriched by her own experience with the Cree people of James Bay, explores the entwined harmony of all our relations, a traveller bearing a camera, armed with a brush. Her work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions throughout Quebec and internationally.