Yahgulanaas’ The Bracelet of Abundance

By Ann Cameron

The Beat

June 3, 2011

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Component part of The Bracelet of Abundance 2011
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Component part of The Bracelet of Abundance 2011

Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is preparing a new public sculpture for the city of Vancouver, The Bracelet of Abundance. The stainless steel work will be placed on a retaining wall on Knight Street at 33rd Avenue East in Vancouver.

“The bracelet is inspired by the unexpectedly abundant migration of salmon into the Fraser River in 2010. The Clark-Knight corridor links Vancouver to this river, one of the world’s most significant salmon runs,” says the artist.

Yahgulanaas currently has an exhibition with Joanne Hui, Haida Manga Reading Room + Comic Jam Studio, at the Gendai Gallery of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto until June 26, 2011. See http://www.jccc.on.ca/

Knowledge Network, Channel 5 in British Columbia, will broadcast several films about contemporary First Nations artists in June 2011. In its Masters series about the arts, a feature film called Pushing the Line: Art Without Reservations about Yahgulanaas and Marianne Nicholson will air on Tuesday June 21 at 9 pm and is repeated at midnight. The series Ravens and Eagles will also be broadcast in June.


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