Flora May is an Inuk artist and educator residing in Toronto, Ontario. She received her Diploma in Textile Arts from College of the North Atlantic (St. John's, Newfoundland) and is currently pursuing her Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design Furniture at Sheridan College. Her work is informed by skills learned at home in NunatuKavut territory, Labrador. Flora leads youth programming ranging from sewing to watercolour, and aims to produce work while promising safe and accessible spaces for Indigenous youth to create and enjoy art.
Building a craft practice around objects with a utilitarian purpose is evident in Indigenous art, and this inspired her to go into homeware and furniture design. Her quilts, upholsteries, and rugs bring focus to their organic fabrics, hand-dyed with care using natural pigments found in plants, bark, soil, and kitchen waste. Flora is creating a thesis body of work in 2022 which will showcase her interdisciplinary creations.