They didn’t know we were seeds

January 2020 - February 2020

Carol Wylie

By artist: Carol Wylie

On display at Wanuskewin’s Interpretive Centre from January 13-February 12, 2020

Wanuskewin is proud to present the work of Carol Wylie as part of an ongoing effort to meet the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  Recently on display at the 2019 Wicihitowin Conference, Wylie’s eighteen portraits of residential school survivors and Holocaust survivors highlights the resilience and strength these two groups of survivors possess, connected around strategies of survival and healing. Both Indigenous survivors and Jewish survivors speak of a solidarity forged from the shared need to find ways of healing in the wake of horrendous abuse and literal and cultural attempted genocide. This project explores trauma, ongoing recovery, shared pain, courage, and the indomitable human spirit, as well as an enduring hope that, through truly hearing one another’s stories, humanity will someday be characterized more by its compassion than by its capacity for cruelty.

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This project was made possible through generous support from the Saskatchewan Foundation of the Arts.