Flora May’s work is largely based around the Southern Inuit style of NunatuKavut, where she calls home. As an artist and educator, May aims to produce work while creating a safe and exciting space for Indigenous youth to create and enjoy art. This is put into practice by breaking down definable aspects of Inuit culture into themes, images, then reforming and presenting them in a way that focuses on contemporary Indigenous stories and practice.
May has led various youth programming ranging from sewing, hand embroidery, and weaving, to watercolours. She taught machine and hand-sewing techniques extensively at a quilting studio, where she was also able to modernize her own craft using current technologies. Leading to her current textile work playing with generational hand-embroidery techniques complemented with precise machine-sewn stitching.
May will be continuing her education in Furniture Design with an Honours BFA in Craft and Design at Sheridan College, Tkaronto/Toronto, this upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.