VIWF Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, February 24, 2018
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.