Metis 10 Collaborative, 2010
Media: Plate steel, wood
This innovative project involved ten Métis artists from regions across Canada. Using social media, the artists collaborated to create this representation of wolves linked together. The wolf is significant to the diverse communities of the artist group.
This sculpture is part of the art collection commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). The collection is a celebration of aboriginal art and has become a beautiful legacy of the 2010 Winter Games.
This Youtube video highlights the 2010 Games aboriginal art program and features artists commissioned for the Games, as well as artist Connie Watts, who managed the art program for VANOC.
The aboriginal art legacy is also described in the book O Siyam (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
Public art nearby:
103 Vision Earned cedar sculpture at entry to Whistler Olympic Park