Aaniin, Ocean Kiana is an Nishinaabe woodland style artist from North Western Ontario raised by the Martiarchs of her family. Her Nishinaabe name is Waabshki Memegwans, meaning White Butterfly.
Ocean Kiana has a skill set of beading, sewing, drawing and painting.
The land is beautiful
I created this piece in February 2022, inspired by my homelands in Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Netmizaagamig Nishnaabeg. I went on multiple canoe trips during my youth, I cherish these times that I was able to spend on the land with my cousins and relatives. We worked on multiple projects rooted in the reclamation of our traditional highways and renaming of the land in our traditional language.This piece can be viewed at Park’s Canada Rouge Park in Toronto, ON.
Community comes with supporting and nurturing each other when we need it. Mama bears raise and care for their cubs until it’s time to let them experience the world for themselves. Commission done for the Marathon Family Health Team.