Red rings

This venetian plaster painting honours the Cheewaht Giant – a massive Western red cedar tree near Cheewaht Lake. The Giant is Canada’s largest known tree. The western red cedar has been called “the cornerstone of Northwest Coast aboriginal culture,” and has great spiritual significance. With much of Vancouver Island having been logged two or three times, these giants are now rare. Luckily, this tree is protected within the boundaries of Pacific Rim National Park, which is located in the tradition territory of the Ditidaht People.

artist: Jenny Farkas
region: Pacific Rim
closest community: Nitinaht
original medium: Venetian plaster



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Jenny is a fabricator who fashions artful objects of natural beauty out of a variety of mediums including wood, concrete, seaweed and words. For the past 15 years she has been creating 2D venetian plaster paintings, sculptures, furniture, texts and – most recently, set designs. Her creations have been displayed in galleries across Vancouver Island and in Vancouver, and can be found in private collections throughout Canada.

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