Lillian Putulik (She/Her)
Name: Lillian Putulik (she/her) - Nunavik Inuk from Kangiqsujuaq, QC
Location: Montréal, QC
Bio: I am a French and Inuk multidisciplinary artist who specializes in modern beadwork. My pieces range from various natural materials from sealskin, fish skin, leather and antler while keeping in mind of the sacrifice made from the land that provides me to create my pieces. I also integrate several various types of beads in my work, mainly using Toho beads and Japanese beads. I started beading in 2015 but found a true passion for this skill in 2020 and have not put my needles down since. I hope to inspire others to create what their body encourages to make and share our knowledge with our communities.
What inspires you to make your art?
As someone who was placed into the foster system at a young age, my art encouraged me to reconnect to my ancestors in ways I could never have imagined. It is unbelievably inaccessible for Indigenous children who have been displaced from their communities to find their way home unless the correct resources are given. Beadwork has allowed me to not only connect with other Indigenous communities all around Turtle Island but find comfort in my own history and learn more about who I am as a young Indigenous woman.
Where can people find your work?
Little Inuk Beadwork Website and Instagram: @lilbeadwork
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