Saturday, February 14, 2009

Have Identity will travel!

This wrap-around skirt features a silhouetted skyline of Toronto on one side... while a pack of wolves on the front of the skirt runs toward a mountain range representing my BC roots on the other side. The pack of wolves on the back of the skirt are running back to the city outline.

I call this piece "Have Identity will travel" to acknowledge that my artistic talents and cultural identity as a Nuu-chah-nulth woman from Vancouver Island continues to be nurtured enough to feel pride where-ever I am.

Being a Nuu-chah-nulth textile artist role model is not limited to me living in BC. With my ever growing cultural identity radiating from within through my art can be expressed from where-ever I am on the planet!

Photo by Nadya Kwandibens

2 comments:

pamela said...

j'net,love this one' and your daughter's outfit.I think this design would be great for kids too,I love to see pictures on their clothes.I like the turqouise dress,it's all great!
Congrats!!Pam

Donna Meness said...

J'net -Wicked artform!!!

You continue to amaze me, I absolutely ADORE this skirt.. your creativity is astounding.

Imagine if cutural presenters would wear difference versions of this skirt!?!?? or even if different Indigenous speakers would have versions of the prophesies on a skirt while making presentations at Geneva so world leaders would have a "visual" to look at while our elders talk to them.