Hanging Whale Pieces
'Hanging Whale Pieces' is an installation that was created during the Ghost Days residency at Banff Centre in Spring, 2019. Consisting of three laser printed photos on canvas of my Daduck and Nanuck (Grandfather and Step-Grandmother) Harvesting whale in three images. They have been digitally removed from the photos along with the whale meat to denote the absence of that connection to family, culture, and traditional food sources that I have felt growing up in Southern Alberta. The structure that the prints are draped over is made from salvaged wood and mimics the structure that the whale meat hangs over in the third image. Much in the way that the fat would sustain my ancestors, art sustains me.