Mary Anne Barkhouse's new sculpture 'namaxsala was unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Civilization Sept. 13th, 2013. The idea for the sculpture came from a story her grandfather in B.C. told her about how he once gave a wolf mother a ride on his boat across a treacherous strip of water.  Barkhouse said she was intrigued by the open mind you would need to help an alpha predator like that.  She also notes the wolf is staring straight across the river at Parliament Hill.

Wolf in canoe sculpture unveiled at civilization museum

Wolf in canoe sculpture unveiled at civilization museum - Ottawa .

Mary Ann Barkhouse "Grace"( named after Canova's Three Graces) features three beavers, sitting on a piece of Canadian Shield granite. On land, the beaver is anything but graceful, but in the water, it’s a different story. Beavers are capable of reinventing their territory and the surrounding landscape through hard work. By placing Grace on a piece of the Canadian Shield, Barkhouse shows them as valuable players in the ecosystem and survivors of the European Fashion industry.

Mary Ann Barkhouse "Grace"( named after Canova's Three Graces) features three beavers, sitting on a piece of Canadian Shield granite. On land, the beaver is anything but graceful, but in the water, it’s a different story. Beavers are capable of reinventing their territory and the surrounding landscape through hard work. By placing Grace on a piece of the Canadian Shield, Barkhouse shows them as valuable players in the ecosystem and survivors of the European Fashion industry.

Mary Anne Barkhouse - ‘namaxsala (To Travel in a Boat Together) Close-up view © Canadian Museum of Civilization ; Photo: Ryan McCosham

Mary Anne Barkhouse - ‘namaxsala (To Travel in a Boat Together) Close-up view © Canadian Museum of Civilization ;

Mary Anne Barkhouse has a brilliant installation at Rodman Hall in St. Catharines called Settlement. It's two animals, a coyote and a badger in the footprint of a settler's house which is described by walls of beans, squash, corn and quinoa. Brilliant.

Mary Anne Barkhouse has a brilliant installation at Rodman Hall in St. It's two animals, a coyote and a badger in the footprint of a settler's house which is described by walls of beans, squash, corn and quinoa.

Still Life with Owl, 2007 - Photography courtesy of Esplanade

Mary Anne Barkhouse is having a reception for her recently set-up Esplande exhibition tonight entitled "Boreal Baroque".

Mary-Anne Barkhouse - Google Search

Mary-Anne Barkhouse - Google Search

Artist Mary Anne Barkhouse poses in front of 'namaxsala, commissioned artwork now on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Artist Mary Anne Barkhouse poses in front of 'namaxsala, commissioned artwork now on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Mary-Ann Barkhouse, Red Rover  whitehot magazine of contemporary art | July 2012: Facing the Animal @ Or Gallery

Mary-Ann Barkhouse, Red Rover whitehot magazine of contemporary art

'Namaxsala, a new sculpture by Mary Anne Barkhouse at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. (Cole Burston, Ottawa Citizen)

'Namaxsala, a new sculpture by Mary Anne Barkhouse at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau.

Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation 2008, installation, varying dimensions Photo by: David Barbour

Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation installation, varying dimensions Photo by: David Barbour

Mary Anne Barkhouse, Donkey (2008)

Mary Anne Barkhouse, Donkey (2008)

Harvest, Mary Anne Barkhouse, collection of the National Gallery of Canada

Harvest, Mary Anne Barkhouse, collection of the National Gallery of Canada

Mary-Anne Barkhouse - Google Search

Mary-Anne Barkhouse - Google Search

Mary Anne Barkhouse

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