Public Art Public Art Canada Winter Games Medals The winning designer of the Canada wide medal design competition for the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games. 199481393 Team BC Dug-out Canoe Puzzle Pin Collectors Item Designed for Team BC during the 2015 Canada Winter Games. © Jennifer Annaļs Pighin Photo Credit to Team BC 197350437 Canada Winter Games Branding contribution The 2015 Canada Winter Games were held in Prince George. In 2012 they asked for rights to use my "Clans" image within their branding. With permission, they used it in the background of their branding and within the red base of part of their branding. 199481134 Team BC Scarf Designed for Team BC Athletes, Coaches, Sponsors and Dignitaries during the 2015 Canada Winter Games. All images © Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 197350270 Grouse, Frog, Beaver The Grouse and Frog were chosen as banners for the City streets 2013. All images © Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 179914033 Beaver All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 137779642 Frog All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 137779643 Grouse All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 137779644 Lheidli T'enneh Logo All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 137779645 Lheidli T'enneh Clans Window paintings at Tourism Prince George. All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 137779648 En Cha Ghuna I'm still working out the details and the completion of the whole project but this is a sneak peek and it is a collaborative work in process. I also may be wrong on the title as we are still in discussion about it but En Cha Huna is showing respect in Carrier. All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 137779646 En Cha Ghuna Mosaic before installation of Dugout Canoe Replica. All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annais Pighin 137779647 En Cha Ghuna Path View All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annais Pighin 137779749 En Cha Ghuna (he too lives - indicating respect) Top View detail of mosaic. All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 137779750 En Cha Ghuna (he too lives - indicating respect) A unique shot of the original wooden canoe before casting. All images © Jennifer Annais Pighin 174415792 En Cha Ghuna (he too lives - indicating respect) The final installation with painted fiberglass replica of Robert's Dugout. A collaboration of many peoples hard work. All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 174415790 En Cha Ghuna (he too lives - indicating respect) Acknowledging valued contributors. All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 174415791 En Cha Ghuna (he too lives - indicating respect) Unveilling at City Hall with Elders and Mayor of Prince George. All images © Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 174415789 Re-Claimed Mural Project Re-Claimed was a collaborative mural poject to raise awareness about HIV. It is located downtown Prince George in the alleyway beside the Fire Pit on 3rd Avenue. Learn more about the project through the project booklet at Special thanks to the Province of British Columbia Imagine Grants, Northern Health, Positive Living North, The Community Arts Council of Prince George and the contributing artists: Alison Hirst Andrea Fuentes Andrew Mooney Callista Vagt Carla Joseph Chad Donahue Clayton Gauthier Dalton Nicholson Ian Baird Jennifer Pighin John Bozoki Laurie Chandler Nigel Fox Robert Ryan 176425014 Blanket of Understanding "Blanket of Understanding" is one piece of a larger puzzle that addresses the topic of HIV awareness. See more about the whole project and other artists panels at: The ?Blanket of Understanding? dynamically interprets life cycles and promotes awareness encouraging greater understandings about HIV. The cellular life cycle of HIV being absorbed and reproduced is portrayed within a format reflecting some elements of a traditional ceremonial robe used by many Northwest Coast First Nations, often called a ?Button Blanket?. The black background of the blanket conveys the image upon the universe bringing with it a universal perspective. Inside the cell structure are symbols promoting greater understanding across a wide variety of cultures alluding to the fact that HIV does not discriminate upon race, age, gender, sexual orientation or belief systems. Jennifer is an artist and educator located in Prince George, British Columbia. Her ancestry includes Wet?suwet?un (a Dakelh/Carrier First Nation), French Canadian, and Italian. Jennifer is a proud member of the Lheidli T?enneh Band, ?the people from the confluence of the two rivers.? She grew up on the banks of the North Nechako River developing a fond understanding of, and strong enduring bond with, the natural environment. All images © 1999-2012 Jennifer Annais Pighin 174416354 Wings of Time Acrylic/enamel paintings on wood panels One painting depicts a bird wing and the other an airplane wing over landscape viewed from above. The images show how the landscapes have changed in relation to colonization. The first image is a natural birds wing painted in a west coast First Nations art style, framed with oak, soaring above an unscathed landscape. The waterways were important means of transportation for the First Peoples of the land, especially for the Dakelh people who travelled by dugout, moose hide and birch bark canoes. In the second painting, an airplane wing is created with a metallic enamel spray paint. The use of the west coast First Nations style indicates the First Nations resiliency and convergence in adapting to new technologies and cultural norms. This piece is also framed in a titanium coloured nickel alloy above a landscape full of cut blocks, roads and well sites. The use of the airplane indicates the modernization of transportation. Through the framing, materials and juxtaposition a connection is implied between the resources used in the creation of the paintings and the subject matter. All images © Jennifer Annaļs Pighin 176423400 Life's Circle THE CREATIVE FUSION PROJECT @ PGSS - 2010/ 2011 The CREATIVE FUSION PROJECT is a school/community project whereby artists of different generations work together, sharing each other's ideas and skills to build bridges which span typical age barriers. LIFE'S CIRCLE symbolizes this endeavor by depicting the life cycle of mankind in the format of a Medicine Wheel with the logo of the Lheidli Tenneh First Nation in the center. The four areas represent the following: Direction by position (N, E,S,W) Race by the four main colours Artists by the primary colours Seasons by deciduous trees Natural Resources by coniferous trees Roots/Family by tree roots Time of day by sun and moon Age/Knowledge & Experience by the seasons The 4 Elements (Earth - brown, Water - raindrops, Air - wind & Fire by flames) Symbols of Traditional Medicine/Offerings (tobacco, cedar, sage & sweetgrass) PGSS by green Polar Bear paw prints The handprints in the pastel areas of the Medicine Wheel represent all participating artists in this project as well as the Band Leaders of the Lheidli T?enneh Chief and Council members. The students and teachers who used their free time to create this mural are Renata Gebert, Resa Hayes, Amanda Horvath, Laura Chandler, Tracy Hartshorne and Jennifer Pighin. Ms. Chandler was very happy to initiate and participate in this project with likeminded students and colleagues for her final school project before retiring. On July 11th Louella Nome, a band councellor of the Lheidli T'enneh, welcomed everyone to the event at Studio 2880 unveiling the mural with a prayer and shared a story, a piece of Lheidli T?enneh history, with those present. All participants are very proud to have LIFE'S CIRCLE added to the other murals previously completed last spring, to the front of Studio 2880. Artist Statements: Laura Chandler - PGSS Teacher While looking at all the different formats of the soon to be completed 'Creative Fusion' murals of last Fall, 2010, I began to think of other possible formats for variety and interest sake. The idea of a circle within a square came to mind, with the square standing on one tip somewhat like a diamond. The Medicine Wheel with its symbolism of peaceful interactions and connections seemed to be very fitting to be a part of the 'Creative Fusion' project. It has been very rewarding to see how the original idea and sketch has evolved to it's final state; a culmination of all our research, ideas, suggestions and cooperative hard work. We each worked during our own free time, sometimes with others and sometimes alone. It is most commendable that these busy young people gave up their time to do something for others. The job at hand placed us all all on equal ground, where we learned from each other and depended upon each other. No step or change was made without consultation from all. Because of this project we have grown to know each other as individuals rather than just as our role of teacher and student. Now that 'Life's Circle" is complete there is a sense of accomplishment that we can share with the entire community. It is a visual reminder that we are each a part of the whole and that no matter where we are in the circle, that we have something to offer and something to learn. Tracy Hartshorne- PGSS Teacher Working with my colleagues and with young artists on this project has been a very rewarding experience. Over the course of the project I was able to work with a colleague and mentor of my own and young artists, learning more about them and from them as we worked together. I hope that people will be able to identify with the piece and appreciate the meaning behind each image and it's relation to the whole project. Working on this project has also inspired my own work and I hope that it will inspire others to express their creativity and, in particular, their creativity in connection to our community. Jennifer Pighin - PGSS Teacher The creation of this mural stemmed from an idea and feeling that Mrs. Chandler had last fall after we had painted our first mural together. Between the two of us we thought it would be a great idea to create a two panel center piece for the murals at studio 2880 in which we could call upon all of the participants within our community to contribute, resembling the essence of the Creative Fusion project. We had a vision and it didn't take us long to come up with a plan with input from PGSS students. Looking into the heritage of Prince George as the theme alongside having elders and youth being involved it seemed clear to us that we needed to further acknowledge and honour this land as the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh - people from the confluence of the two rivers. Our vision included resembling the diversity and the cyclical nature of this project so we incorporated the medicine wheel and many of its key concepts through symbolic visual representations. Central to the design is the logo of the Lheidli T'enneh upon a bed of rocks. Mrs. Chandler and I created a sketch of the design and through several meetings and consultations we had the use of the logo approved through the band and Studio 2880. We were all extremely delighted to hear that our concept was approved and that it would be placed at a high profile location on the front of the Studio 2880 building. When the mural was nearly complete we invited all of the participants, elder and youth, as well as the Lheidli T'enneh elders, Chief and Council to make their mark on the mural with their hand prints. Overall the finished design is both visually strong and symbolically significant. Renata Gebert - PGSS Student I came to work on this mural because it provided me with an opportunity to connect with other people and create something on a far bigger scale than I had ever attempted before. The mural's imagery emphasizes the connectedness of people and the world, and to me, this means tolerance - an attitude that I value deeply. Resa Hayes - PGSS Student My friend Renata brought me to the first meeting and thus I became involved in painting this mural. I managed t to paint at lunchtime mainly throughout the winter. I was pleased to be able to participate as I was able to paint with my best friend and I met some nice art teachers. I think the mural is very elegant and I love it! I especially like the colour red...a lot!! Amanda Horvath - PGSS Student I participated in painting this mural after Ms. Chandler asked me to join the project. I helped paint the First Nation's Eagle in the center. I came during my spare to work on the piece, usually by myself so I didn't really get to meet or work with the other students. I did work with one of the teachers and had a great time. The finished piece is beautiful and it really show BC culture. I am really glad I got to work on this project. 176441840 Ebolet Halhgai A collaborative piece created with Laura Chandler as part of the Creative Fusion Project with Studio 2880. Laura and I both have a long enduring relationship with the cutbanks at the end of North Nechako road across from Miworth. The Salmon are integral to the sustenance of our ecology. I am from the Git'um'den Clan represented by a bear. Laura's animal spirit is the Raven seen in the northern lights. The story shared by Lheidli T'enneh Elder Edie Frederick tells the history of these cutbanks and how they recieved their name Ebolet Halhgai. "The cut banks before entering Lhezbanoochek or IR#3 is ebole (pronounced ee-bo-let) halhgai (pronounced ha-lh-gai)." "Ebolet is how we say Paulett, his name was Paulet Quaw. The cutbanks were named after him because there used to be races held there and as legend has it Paulette use to win by running up the cut banks. Halhgai means he ran (past tense). Hence, EBOLET HALHGAI (the place where Paulett use to run)." Snachailya Edie with this story. See also Laura Chandler's Web Page. 176442042 In Progress 203364726 1st Carved Sign 1/5 by Ben Gerow, Jennifer Pighin, Robert Frederick and Edith Frederick. 203364727 Transport Time 203364723 5th Carved Sign 5/5 by Jennifer Pighin and Dean Marsters 203364724 3 of the 5 Transporting to Lheidli T'enneh 203364725 Backs of the signs Painted but not carved. by Jennifer Pighin and Dean Marsters 203364722