image item: Recover Root

Laura Monkman
Carved aromatic cedar

A central figure pulls two figures up. The gesture shows the work it takes to build a community and the strength it takes to hold the community together. The two end figures symbolize present-day women pulling up the memory of ancestors from millennia past, in a mental and spiritual archaeological dig.  This acts as a reminder of the archaeological indigenous history that lays beneath The Forks’ site surface.

Photo Credit: Karen Asher