Yahgulaanas’ The Bracelet of Abundance
By Ann Cameron
June 3, 2011
Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulaanas 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.
Yahgulaanas 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 Yahgulaanas 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.