My Daily Art
I wanted one for the WAG but it’s a little challenging with our limestone clad exterior. We did commission the Metis artist to create a building banner for the Insurgence / Resurgence exhibition in 2017, and the work continued around the back ramp of the WAG as a painted wall mural.
Entitled Creation Story the piece recalls the blue waves of the great floods documented in Biblical, Classical Greek, and Indigenous texts. Working on the banner, the artist talked about the themes of creation and destruction – and resilience: “just as water always wins, floods always recede . . . and glints of hope always shine through.” The golden pink orb is mesmerizing.
Back to his massive star blanket a few blocks away – the blanket is meant to heal and evoke the teachings of the creator. Artistic statements filled with hope. As a kid, Kenneth attended art classes at the WAG. Now he says: “It would be great to influence someone else – another little kid riding the bus.”
While the WAG is temporarily closed, this series of posts from Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, shares an artwork from the collection every day until the Gallery reopens. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our stories section for this and more WAG@Home content.