Parallels is a series of chapbooks that explores ideas about cultural history and the visual arts, spanning from the histories of our locale to contemporary art and photography.
Parallels 01: A Strong Sense of Place features a text by Sharon Fortney about the public presence of Indigenous art in North Vancouver, accompanied by an ethnobotany of plants found on the North Shore by T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss. In A Strong Sense of Place, Fortney discusses a petroglyph depicting a mountain goat, last seen decades ago near the low watermark by Lonsdale Quay, where the Carrie Cates tug shed stood. A Strong Sense of Place looks critically at The Polygon’s geopolitical context, in which Fortney considers the challenges of preserving and presenting cultural memory.
23 x 16 cm
Publisher: The Polygon Gallery & Information Office
Authors: Sharon Forney & T'uy't'tanat - Cease Wyss