"Memory of Ahousaht," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," lithograph and relief on handmade paper by Melanie Yazzie. Edition: 1/30.
Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1940.6.5, carved fishhook.
Artist statement: In my twenties, I came to know a family near Tofino, British Columbia who sent me to Ahousaht, a village inhabited year round by the Nuu-chah-nulth nation. When I arrived at this beautiful place, the CB radio announced my arrival to the whole village. People watched from their windows and greeted me, a Navajo Woman. A great variety of the food was gifted. It was like something out of a dream. I chose the Northwest Coast fish hook for my print because of this experience. It is printed on handmade paper from Japan-another fishing community.
I am of the Salt Water Clan born for the Bitter Water Clan.
My maternal grandfather's clan is Edgewater
My paternal grandfather's clan is Red-Streak-into-the-water
In this way I am a Navajo woman.
|Title||Memory of Ahousaht, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Technique||lithograph | relief print|
|Dimensions||H-20 W-15.125 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of the artist|
|Relation||Show Related Records...|