Shé:kon, Me’Talwelain, Kwe! Step into Jessica Kanónh:sontisó Loft’s fine art space —a warm welcome in Mohawk and Mik’maq, echoing the voice of her late grandmothers. Embark on a journey of shared storytelling experiences, diverse perspectives, and the celebration of our collective tapestry through eastern woodland Iroquois art. Explore, learn and connect in this vibrant online portfolio.
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“My Haudenosaunee name, Kanónh:sontisó, captures the essence of my maternal heritage. It means a beautiful home nestled in the woods, hidden by the fog. Today, I reside in close proximity to my birthplace, the vibrant community of Kahnawàke. These cultural and life ties deeply shape the narrative of my artistic expressions. During my early childhood, I had the privilege of being immersed in the enchantment of my paternal grandmother’s people on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It’s original name is Unama’ki, translating to “People of the Fog” in the Mi’kmaq language. Unama’ki was my cherished home for several years —a mystical place with talented warm spirited people in a community that truly lives up to its captivating name!” Feel free to explore some of my artworks inspired by my personal life journeys, and rich cultural background from the heart of Kanónh:sontisó.