Beautiful and Wild: Yukon River Series

The river has always been a source of fascination for me, both beautiful and terrifying. It’s full of contradictions—its colours, its beauty, its wildness, and its danger. It brings fresh water and supports life in the Yukon, but it's also wild and frigid and deadly.

 

Tangibly, the river is made up of layers: the riverbed, the water, the surface and its reflections. There are things that are seen and things that are hidden. It’s always moving and changing. And, metaphorically, there are layers as well—layers of history, occupation and how it has been used sustenance, transportation, commerce, and recreation. Through this project, I would like to examine those layers.

 

I am experimenting with altered forms, which means stamping the clay with things like leaves and rocks and cutting thrown pieces into new and interesting shapes.

<< YUKON RIVER SERIES DISPLAY 

Pop-up temporary display set up on a gravel bar on the Yukon River in July 2020.

Leighann Chalykoff

EMAIL: yukonceramics@gmail.com

ETSY: etsy.com/ca/shop/LCCreativeYukon 

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