The Spread

by Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse | Strength of Spirit
Ddhalh kit Nelnah, White River First Nation, Yukon

Reflecting upon the pandemic we are currently experiencing, The Spread uses nuun quills to represent harm and protection. The nuun uses its quills to ward off predators by releasing the quills when provoked. The quills can often become lodged into the predator and much like a virus, spreads. But for the nuun, their quills are there to protect. Humankind is needing to adapt quickly and we are learning to combat and protect ourselves against our predator, COVID-19.

The Spread (2020) – porcupine quills, seed beads, tissue paper, nylon thread