Information about the Aboriginal Math Symposium artwork:
The artwork is of Mouse Woman, the Narnauk supernatural shape-shifter, and her two interconnecting hands. Mouse Woman is known for her call to balance and equity. The eyes of mouse woman help see the math, the hands represent the helpers/teachers of math, fingers to count on and colour for identification. According to the artist, “the hands and eyes are important to this design as they represent how we see and talk, as I believe we can talk with our hands and eyes.”
Artist William (Billy) NC Yovanovich Jr.––whose Haida name is Kuuhlanuu––is a member of the Ts’aahl Eagle Clan of Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. Billy is an accomplished young artist currently living and designing in Victoria.