Julya Hajnoczky was born in Calgary and raised by hippie parents, surrounded by unruly houseplants, bookishness and art supplies, with CBC radio playing softly, constantly, in the background. It was inevitable, then, that she would grow up to be an artist. A graduate of the ACAD photography program, her multidisciplinary practice includes digital and analog photography, embroidery, and paper sculpture. She draws inspiration from classic children’s literature, science and natural history, and a lifetime of very Canadian summers at the family camp at the lake.
The creature on this garment, The Caribou Coyote (Rangifer canis latrans), is one of a series of imaginary hybrid animals created by the artist. The Caribou Coyote is a very Canadian animal, a representation of the wonderful mishmash of cultures that makes Canada such a wonderful habitat to call home. See more of Julya's work at obscura-lucida.com.