The idea of clothing and textiles containing meaning and power has been held by every Indigenous group around the world. As fast fashion and consumption of cheaply made garments continues to escalate, we find ourselves in a world where clothing has become more disposable. In fact the fashion and textile industry is now among the […]Read more "Indigenous Fashion and Ancient Couture"
An interest in fashion is an interest that predates almost every other interest in my life, really, except for maybe ballet, or berry picking, or writing, interests that originated around the same time when I was just four or five or six. I used to love jumping off the couches in my tutu and […]Read more "Western Canada Fashion Week"
I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel and share my perspectives across the world these past few years. After snowboarding, I didn’t really have a huge desire to travel anymore and wanted a more localized lifestyle. But the chance to travel and get to voice my perspectives and concerns regarding my culture and weaving […]Read more "Italy / Germany / Prague"
The design concept for Sky Blanket was based on the work with mountain goat wool; on the experience it gifted of time. I did my best to use the techniques I’ve learned so far from my three main teachers, Kerri Dick, Sherri Lightbown, and William White, in these two styles to encompass this experience. Andy Everson and Jay Simeon contributed […]Read more "Sky Blanket"
A few years ago back in ‘Yalis (Alert Bay), I met two Swiss ladies from Zurich’s North American Native Museum: Denise Danzier and Runa Loeb. Over the years we stayed in touch, and eventually our desire to collaborate resulted in a residency at their partner institution, The Museum Reitberg. It houses a collection of art from global cultures, yet has […]Read more "Switzerland"
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Meghann O’Brien in her photoshot for underexposed TV photo courtesy of: underexposed.tv I first met former Olympic snowboarder Meghann O’Brien, when founder and president of Scriba Art Society, Dr. Martine Reid brought her by the gallery. She was quiet, reserved, intelligent and had a beautiful energy about her. Two…
This past November 28, 2014, I received a BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations Art. The event was held at the Sutton Palce hotel on Burrard Street in Vancouver, and the organization was kind enough to fly down my boyfriend as well for the event while also hosting all our other local guests to a […]Read more "The British Columbia Achievement Awards"
During the 2012-13, Marie France Roy and director Darcy Turrene spent their winter months filming and producing The Little Things, an environmental snowboard film. My segment was recently featured on Teton Gravity Research’s webpage, and is available for viewing here. The film participated in and won the Coldsmoke Winter Film Festival award in Colorado, which showcases a diverse […]Read more "Awards & Updates"
A journey to Haida Gwaii is always a good idea…especially when it’s summer, I’m with my partner Alex in his 77 Van Dura, and theres some cat-adventurers on board. A journey to Haida Gwaii is an especially good idea when it’s for the first show on Haida art curated by a Haida person. Nika Collison […]Read more "Came To Tell Something"
True to Northwest Coast potlatch style, on the evening before the show opened I was still busy putting the finishing touches onto a robe that had been on my loom for the better part of two years. The following day, “Sky Blanket: Recent Works by Meghann O’Brien” opened as a small show at The Bill Reid […]Read more "a Celebration"