Facing the Monumental

2012 / House of Wayward Spirits, Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON

A 150-year-old indigenous red oak tree, a living witness to colonization, is wrapped in kraft paper. The artist places a woman into the installation and wraps her and the tree together. The tree becomes a temporary monument to the earth, to women, to life.

Wanda Nanibush, ed., Facing the Monumental: Rebecca Belmore, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada, 2018

Video credit: Alex Williams