Born in 1931, Annie has spent her long life mastering the art of tapestry. Her husband, Jimmy, and son, John, are well-known sculptors.
Like Jimmy, Annie prefers to depict humans – human faces in particular – in her wallhangings. Annie’s style is distinctive amongst her peers. The haphazard arrangement of animals, people, and heads donned in amautik (parka) hoods are even more whimsical and chaotic than other tapestry artists of the Baker Lake style.
Annie’s use of stitching brings texture to her characters; the stitch she often employs resembles fur, pine needles, or feathers – giving it the name “feather stitch.”
An accomplished artist, Annie’s work has been exhibited across Canada and Europe. The Prime Minister of Norway, in fact, was given a wall-hanging of Annie’s by the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.