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pehonan

2018
quartzite, wood, weathered steel, and polished steel with mirror finish
40' long x 18' diameter x 5'6" high
ᐄᓃᐤ ( ÎNÎW) River Lot 11 ∞, Indigenous Art Park, Edmonton, AB

Speaking directly to the idea of gathering, Pehonan (Cree for waiting place) emphasizes the shifting perspectives of storytelling. Utilizing amphitheater style seating in tandem with a traditional circle, it provides a collective area for people to sit and gather. Pehonan references materials used by generations of Indigenous people, through prehistoric, fort and present eras – into future conditions.

Video of the art park featuring all six artists by Filmmaker Conor McNally with music by Matthew Cardinal