Wednesday, July 10, 2024

First Nations Expressions

 The rock in the foreground here bears petroglyphs on it. The accompanying display indicates the inscriptions were done a thousand years ago in what is now Alberta. The large wooden paneled work in the background is A Brief History Of Northwest Coast Design by Luke Parnell of the Haida.

Here we have wHOLE w(((h)))orl(((d))), a 2013 painting by lessLIE of the Coast Salish.

Histories Between And Through Time is a 2017 painting by Jordan Bennett.

With A Brief History in the background, we also have this sculpture, The Artist's Hand, by Arnaquq Ashevak, dating to 1991.

Adjacent to this space is one of two enclosed courtyards. This one contains a garden. I could hear music from the adjoining Rideau Chapel.

I headed towards the Chapel, which is a convent chapel that was moved here. It is a work of art in and of itself.

And it contains what is called a sound sculpture- the Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff. We'll step inside tomorrow.


  1. Petroglyphs are deeply mysterious

  2. Were petroglyphs the graffiti of the day?

    1. I wouldn't say so. Graffiti to me is disrespect of what you are drawing or painting on.

  3. Beautiful exhibit and I like the nice courtyard. Take care, enjoy your day!

  4. ...I like "Histories Between And Through Time" by Jordan Bennett.

  5. First Nation art is always great to see.

  6. Those are great pieces of art, William.

  7. A beautiful courtyard and I love seeing petroglyphs.

  8. The painting by lessLIE is beautiful.

  9. I love the "sectret" garden in it!

  10. Always enjoy 'First Nations' photos ~ lovely secret garden ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A. ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Your country seems to be doing a good job of highlighting first nations history, it's good.