Four First Nation artists to feature artwork on prominent international bridge – Anishinabek News

Four First Nation artists to feature artwork on prominent international bridge – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202144 Views

January 20, 2021

WINDSOR— The people in Windsor and neighbouring Detroit, Mich., will soon have something new to look up at on their skylines; six gigantic First Nation artworks. The works have been created by four artists from the Caldwell and Bkejwanong (Walpole Island) First Nations, and artist Roberto Villalobos from Southwest Detroit, and will be attached to the towers of two giant cranes being used to help build the new Gordie Howe International Bridge across the Detroit River.

The panels, depicting images of bears, an eagle, a Hoop Dancer, and the Creation Story of Turtle Island, are the work of established artists Paul White and Teresa Altiman of Bkejwanong along with two younger artists, Daisy White from Bkejwanong and Naomi Peters from Caldwell.

White, the project coordinator for the Canadian side, enlisted the help of Altiman, Peters, and his granddaughter Daisy White last summer and the group developed a strong relationship he says.

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