Hot Art: Abundance Fenced by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

By Kristina Urquhart

Where Canada

Vancouver

April 6, 2012

Abundance Fenced by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Y Public Art. Photo by KK Law.
"Abundance Fenced" by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Y Public Art. Photo by KK Law

Vancouver's public-art scene just got a little edgier with "Abundance Fenced" (pictured) by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. The First Nations artist fuses Northwest Coast motifs with Japanese graphics, which he's dubbed "Haida Manga." The sculpture, atop a retaining wall at the Knight Street and 33rd Avenue intersection, depicts orcas pursuing salmon and is inspired by the bountiful Fraser River salmon run of 2010.


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