7 min | 2005
Ikuma Siku comes from two words in Inuktitut that loosely translate as fire and ice. Using this general symbolism throughout the narrative, a poetic space emerges that is tied to the immigration and livelihood on the coast of Labrador during the mid 1800s. The animation is an intimate vignette into the day-to-day life and internal thoughts of a settler at this time. It is a story rooted in the facts of my father’s Inuit ancestry as well as my own personal and poetic interpretation of this past—a past that is fluid and filled with sensory detail, desire, and memory.