First Nations artisans specialize in making these steam bent cedar boxes, an ingenious woodworking technique that originated centuries ago on the Northwest Coast. A single plank is bent to form a box, with a corner pegged or tied, and then carved or painted and sometimes inlaid with shells.
These are moccasin vamps. More than 1,700 have been created around kitchen tables and at beading circles for Walking With our Sisters, a traveling, commemorative art project to draw attention to the hundreds of native women in Canada murdered or missing in the last 20 years.
Emerging Canadian artist Meryl McMaster focuses on resolving her bicultural Aboriginal-European heritage. She is both Cree and Scottish. Much of her work looks at how identities collide, merge and transform.
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish heritage, is a Vancouver-based purveyor of politically activist indigenous art.
This is Fringe, one of the most powerful images created by Rebecca Belmore, an Anishinaabe multimedia artist named as a winner of this year’s Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (2013 Awards). Belmore’s use of sculpture, performance, photography and video to explore the treatment of Canada’s […]
How fitting that the legendary artist Elisapee Ishulutaq is on the New Year’s honors list, for her leadership of the progressive Inuit art movement in the Nunavut community of Pangnirtung, on Baffin Island. She is being invested as a member of the Order of Canada – the country’s […]