Textures from Canada’s North

A few years ago I was lucky to travel to Baffin Island in Canada’s northern territory, Nunavut. One day a group of us took a trip to a small island in Frobisher Bay called Qaummaarviit which means “place that shines”. This tiny island shows evidence of the Thule (pronounced “too-lee”) culture that lived in the region from 1000 AD to 1600 AD, before the Inuit people.

The vegetation growing on Qaummaarviit was all very close to the ground, small berries, spiked leaves, lichens, grasses and seaweed. This made for some amazing textures.


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