Author Tags: Art, First Nations, Haida Gwaii
With the assistance of Sarah Hillis Davidson of Sarah’s Arts and Jewellery in Old Masset, Carol Sheehan began visiting argillite artists in Haida Gwaii in 2006. She profiles 15 artists in Breathing Stone: Contemporary Haida Argillite Sculpture (Frontenac $50 / $35) with 200 colour photos by Jack Litrell and John W. Heintz. The argillite artists are Sean Brennan, Michael Brown, Donnie Edenshaw, Shaun Edgars, Chris Russ, Gary Minaker Russ, Marcel Russ, Lionel Samuels, Jay Simeon, Robert Vogstad, Darrell White, Gryn White, Martin Williams, Cooper Wilson and Freddie Wilson. Her previous book on argillite artistry is Pipes that Won’t Smoke; Coal that Won’t Burn.
Pipes that Won’t Smoke; Coal that Won’t Burn (Glenbow Museum, 1981)
Breathing Stone: Contemporary Haida Argillite Sculpture (Frontenac 2008). 978-1-897181-21-8; 978-1-897181-22-5
[BCBW 2008] "QCI" "First Nations" "Art"