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Fair­mont Ho­tel Van­cou­ver, Fe­bru­ary 24, 2018

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Af­ter 15 years try­ing to track down the Sty­ro­foam sets cre­ated by Haida artist Don Yeo­mans for White Fang, the 1990 movie, he found them in a Van­cou­ver ware­house af­ter a chance con­ver­sa­tion with a film in­dus­try vet­eran. “It was al­ways such a mys­tery where they went—i was so happy to find them,” Eden­shaw says.

When he was grow­ing up in Mas­set, his first foray into art was carv­ing av­o­cado stones and tooth­picks, un­til his fa­ther sug­gested that he work in gold or some­thing else of value. In 2009, Eden­shaw cre­ated the art piece Putting Things To­gether in His Mind, the “world's most ex­pen­sive kalei­do­scope, which was over a pound of gold.”

Soon af­ter he was born, the RCMP went look­ing for his par­ents, who were trav­el­ling in a skiff at the time, be­cause they hadn't named him within the req­ui­site six months. He was even­tu­ally named in Haida Gwaii's Windy Bay.

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