Apatte’mat 2021
Neon sign


Apatte’mat translated from Mi’kmaq to English is winning back from a great loss. By building community, fostering care and loving deeply those who we’ve lost. This new installation of Npuinu at the Visual Art Center of Clarington show “Bodies in Conflict” is dedicated to my Great Aunt Mary-Dale Haddad, who without deep, open and caring conversations I would not be making this work. She recently passed and I think of her everyday. She and the strong resilient women in my family share so much with me, and changed my art making path translated from Mi’kmaq to English is winning back from a great loss. By building community, fostering care and loving deeply those who we’ve lost. This new installation of Npuinu at the Visual Art Center of Clarington show “Bodies in Conflict” is dedicated to my Great Aunt Mary-Dale Haddad, who without deep, open and caring conversations I would not be making this work. She recently passed and I think of her everyday. She and the strong resilient women in my family share so much with me, and changed my art making path.

Photo curiosity of the Visual Art Centre of Clarington