Long Journey Home is an exhibition by Graphic designer Liv Aurora Jensen, who considers herself a pioneer for contemporary Greenlandic culture through her designs, an undertaking that brings her joy and satisfaction that she wishes to share with the world.
Jensen draws inspiration from the rich landscape and culture of her country, its people, traditional clothing and flora and fauna. She is a consummate illustrator with an innate sense of colour that motivates her to translate her unique interpretations onto textiles, ceramics and objects. It is the creative manifestation of her memories and a powerful way to connect with her Inuk roots.
Jensen produces much of the work herself with the help of her husband and partner Peter Jensen as well as other locals in their home in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. One of her most popular designs is based on wooden dolls that were made over one thousand years ago that were carried or worn as amulets. Jensen reimagines these iconic objects as repeating patterns produced in multiple iterations for drapery and cushions.
Long Journey Home is curated by Melanie Egan and Marlee Choo
Display cases in the South Hallway
235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8