The Coppers from the Hood series was inaugurated in 2007 at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) in Vancouver, Canada, as part of the exhibition Meddling in the Museum. Using automobile hoods as a support, the works are covered in precious metals and painted with Yahgulanaas's distinctive Haida Manga imagery. The sculptures reference both copper shields - a symbol of wealth in the North Pacific indigenous community - and the automobile as signifier of social and economic status in contemporary society. The first two Coppers are installed at the entrance to the Museum of Anthropology. More than a dozen Coppers have now been created and are held in private and public collections.
The Coppers from the Hood series was inaugurated in 2007 at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada. Today, more than a dozen sculptures from this series are held in public and private collections around the globe - the most notable being The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City and the British Museum, London. (More info)