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"
My time as an artist in residence at the Museum of Anthropology coincides with the exhibit “Kesu’: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer,” which is a celebration of the renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artist who was from my hometown of Alert Bay. As the style of this weaving is a northern style, which came into Kwakwaka’wakw […]Read more "The Museum of Anthropology"
The Little Things is a two-year film project based on environmentally conscious snowboarders who are inspirational through their riding, as well as their sustainable ways of living and thinking. This is a collective project in which all the riders and filmmakers are deeply involved in the creative process, bringing to life the importance of living […]Read more "The Little Things"
The trip to Greenville, North Carolina was as a representative of the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, British Columbia, which is traditional Kwakwakw’wakw territory. Myself and Trevor Isaac were selected by the organization to provide a series of talks in university and elementary classrooms and to install some of our work. Trevor is an artist and […]Read more "North Carolina"
underEXPOSED is a new series that airs this September on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network in Canada. It is a youth documentary series that brings action sports together with the Aboriginal language, art, and culture specific to the region of each episode. Featuring Cree photographer Mason Mashon and Metis journalist Tannis Baradziej. I was brought […]Read more "underEXPOSED"
I just finished a new basket in January of this year. It isn’t often that I take the time to create a basket, because they seem to take forever, and one needs time and space to enter into a different kind of time and space than our world seems to allow. When I began weaving […]Read more "Bright Star Basket"
Whose land was it that shared itself with me? Whose hearts and homes opened to me? It has taken a while to get this blog out, but here it is! The land I went to was Fiji, a place I never envisioned travelling to at any point in my life. Myself and Raven Ann Potschka, […]Read more "FIJI"