The inaugural candle in the brand new BIPOC Artist Feature Candle Collection, Ode’min is named and designed by local Winnipeg Artist Kiana Compton. Ode’min features scent notes of strawberry and spearmint.


This candle is 8 oz and burns approximately 50 hours.


This candle is not to be sold or advertised until July 13, 2022.


About the artist:


Kiana Compton is a visual artist and pow wow dancer born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Compton is Saulteaux/Cree from Keeseekoose, SK and Beren’s River, Manitoba. Compton was raised in a family of artists and also attended Art City almost daily as a kid. Now as an adult, she came full circle and now works at Art City. Her work is inspired by her family, culture, and her inner-city community she grew up in. Compton recently had participated in her first art show in the Lavender Menace exhibit at the Plaza Skatepark at the Forks in September 2020.


About the piece:


“I had put a lot of love into this piece. Taking inspiration from my feminine side and my Ojibway culture. I love painting strawberries because in Anishinaabemowin (the Ojibway language) they are called “Ode’min” which translates to the heart berry. When I was around 12 years old I got strawberry teachings from an Ojibway lady. She said that strawberries represent love and even when you cut them in half there’s a heart on the inside.”


A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Ode’min candle will go towards a charity of Kiana’s choice; TakeHome BIPOC Arts House.


"TakeHome BIPOC Arts House is an artist-run centre and communal art studio with the focus of providing space, support and nourishment to BIPOC artists on Treaty 1 Territory, to show and create art, in any discipline. We recognize the energy and knowledge afforded to us and honour this by sowing seeds for future generations of BIPOC collectives, spaces and projects." 


About the BIPOC Artist Feature Collection:


Each year, Coal and Canary will commission a different Canadian BIPOC artist for a new candle box design. The artist will collaborate with C&C in selecting the scent, in addition to selecting a charity of their choice that a portion of proceeds will benefit from the sale of each candle.

Ode'min- BIPOC Artist Feature Candle