Meryl Mcmaster: As Immense As The Sky

Meryl McMaster, Harbourage for a Song, 2019

Meryl Mcmaster: As Immense As The Sky

Nelson Museum Archives & Gallery, Nelson, BC - Sep 26, 2020 – Feb 28, 2021

by Robin Laurence

Born in Ottawa of Plains Cree and European ancestry, acclaimed artist Meryl McMaster has created a powerful body of identity-probing work by photographing herself – often wearing elaborate costumes, headdresses and makeup – within the vast landscape. In her recent series, she poses questions about the passage of time, the cycle of life, and the relationship between human beings and the natural world. Travelling from Newfoundland to the Prairies, she has situated herself beside glistening tidal pools, atop immense boulders, and in the midst of grassy plains.

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