"I was inspired to represent the protection and conservation of the Maritimes by drawing the hide of the seal, an endangered species. The bloodied hide represents the injury to marine wildlife, who are holding on by a single thread of caribou sinew. The red star of the Wabanaki confederation is juxtaposed to protect the seal and stop the future massacres. Caribou sinew is once again used to embroider the center of the sacred star."
Ginette Kakakos Aubin is part of North American Mi'kmaq-Maliseet First Nations, the Wolastoqiyik of Cacouna in the province of Quebec. Ginette makes cultural art her primary mode of expression and draws on her past to define her artistic signature. She has been involved in many solo and collective exhibitions in Quebec and Europe. To this day, her artwork is celebrated both in private and public collections locally and abroad.