Wanx’id: to hide, to be hidden

About this object


Created for the MOA exhibition "Border Zones: New Art across Cultures," which ran from Jan. 2010 to Sept 2010; purchased by MOA after the exhibition.

Physical description

Black glass box with four sides and a clear glass base, open at top. The upper edge undulates from side to side. The outside surface is plain black, the inside surface of the four sides is etched with a distributive Northwest Coast design. A black and white photograph sits on the clear glass base, which is lit from below when the box is installed for exhibition. The photograph shows three women, wearing carved headdresses and button blankets, with a young child standing behind them to the right, also wearing a wooden headdress.