Artist’s Inspiration: Lynn Chidwick

Artist's inspiration from coast to coast

We invited local artists to respond to the theme From Coast to Coast to Coast as part of our Wall of Art series, a quarterly juried art show produced in partnership with Guelph Arts Council. The submissions received were incredibly varied, as each artist brought a truly unique perspective to the theme. For this blog series, we asked the artists to share their inspiration and the story that their piece tells.

Lynn Chidwick Stained GlassRewritten History, by Lynn Chidwick
History Rewritten

“History Rewritten” considers the impact of the Hudson Bay Company on the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Media used include Crown Derby china embedded with Millefiori in the Hudson Bay Blanket-style (to depict the British trade with the Hudson Bay Company and the small pox infestation), a 1967 “Made in Canada” Mason jar lid, etched and painted glass birds symbolizing the indigenous spirit past and present, and clear glass forest which considers the death of Indigenous people.

History Rewritten is on display at the Guelph Civic Museum until April 9