Thursday, February 10, 2011

"ABORIGINAL LANDSCAPES" - Deer Skin Sculpture

"ABORIGINAL LANDSCAPES" BY LANCE CARDINAL


This is a sculpture I created at Emily Carr University. It is dealing with the recent land claim issues my Bigstone Cree Nation People are going through. The pieces fit together like a map and represent the different First Nations that make up OUR Indigenous Canadian borders. It is made from deer skin, elk skin and fox tail. The material was pretty difficult to use, but worth it in the end. The whole process took 12 hours non stop.



"ABORIGINAL LANDSCAPES" BY LANCE CARDINAL






My Partner Jeff helping stretch the material from a previous piece


Then i put the pieces onto a lagre glass decanter i found in the basement of a kitchen store. After that I fit them all together like a puzzle and then began to sew. 12 hours later I was finished (and my hands were swollen for two days). The material took 5 days to dry, and cures in about two weeks.







Example of Sewing Deerskin when its worked

2 comments:

D. Gillespie said...

Lance,

You are amazing. I am not at all surprised what you have accomplished.

I am still in awe about what you used to be able to make out of that Crayola playdoh stuff when you and Yanin were in the hotel.

I can't wait to see more of your work.

Darcy

Lance Cardinal said...

Thanks so much! Please send all my love to you and your family :)