Tag Archive for ‘regalia’

Butterfly Design Blazer

This butterfly design was created for my long time friend from Victoria, BC. The artist is Rick Adkins from Vancouver BC. My friend Judy Heide, also from Victoria, constructed the blazer, and I created the butterfly template and stitched the design onto the garment. The jacket is made from cashmere fabric, worn by Carol. Pictures taken in Vancouver BC at Fred Davis’s art show, and in Washington, DC

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Haida Heritage Centre

Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii BC. I experimented with making this short video, while I was working at the Kay for Gwaalagaa Naay Corporation in 2012. My goal was to show the beautiful place that I worked. This video prompted me to make a longer video which was concluded with the Parenting Program for Haida Child and Family Services. Thank you for watching. Enjoy the video…

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History

Around 1860, the Haida ancestors suffered at the hand of outsiders, when small pox was brought from Victoria to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Ninety percent of the population was wiped out. In 1884 the Canadian Government outlawed the potlatch and along with it went the culture. Items associated with potlatches such as bowls, ladles, masks, headdresses and all dance regalia were no longer needed. Artists died without passing on their […]

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Reflecting and imagining 2012

After almost two years in Haida Gwaii, and reflecting, trying to imagine what comes in 2012. 2011 was dedicated to house designing and building. The first part of 2012 will be to finish up the mechanics inside and decorating… the fun stuff. I put up with wet, windy weather, hurricanes, and a bit of snow for the last few months, but I persevered. On the positive side, I will forget […]

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