A celebration of the work of nine Mi’kmaw basketry artists
Mi’kmaw artists are creating a wide range of imaginative and beautiful work using the skills and traditions of basketry weaving given to them by their elders and ancestors. In this book, nine artists present their work and their stories in their own words. Their unique artistic practices reflect their relationships to the natural world around them and their abilities to create unique and beautiful objects using a mix of traditional and contemporary materials and forms.
Each artist's account of their background and practice is introduced by editor shalan joudry. Their words stand alongside examples of their art, photographed in their studios by Holly Brown Bear.
This book is a milestone in creating awareness of and celebrating a group of important contemporary artists working today in Mi’kma'ki, the traditional territory which embraces Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and portions of Quebec.
Peter Clair, Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick. Virick Francis, Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia. Stephen Jerome, Gesgapegiag, Quebec. Della Maguire, Glooscap First Nation, Nova Scotia. Frank Meuse, L'sittkuk First Nation (Bear River), Nova Scotia. Margaret Peltier, We'koqma'q First Nation, Nova Scotia. Sandra Racine, Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick. Nora Richard, Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island. Ashley Sanipass, Indian Island, New Brunswick. This book features 100+ Colour photographs.