September 15, 2009

Stanley Park Public Installation

Secwepemc (Shuswap) artist, Tania Willard, has recently completed an art installation in Stanley Park titled Entwined. This work is one of four in situ installations that have been placed throughout the park as part of the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project, which is centered around natural materials and the devastating storm that damaged the park in 2006. Tania's work consists of plaited red cedar bark, madder hand-dyed wool and oyster shell buttons, and the piece has been installed onto the side of a Western Red Cedar. It is located on the east side of the trail behind Lumberman's Arch Cafe.

Tania is a University of Victoria grad and is well known for her work with Redwire Magazine, which she led to become one of Canada's first independent Aboriginal arts organizations. She has also acted as coordinator for Vancouver's Grunt Gallery.

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