Vancouver building is featuring a Janice Wright Cheney bear in its garden

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Widow (Walking) by Janice Wright Cheney.
Widow (Walking) by Janice Wright Cheney

Janice Wright Cheney examines the historical and cultural ideas that shape western understandings of the natural world. Using variety of techniques and materials, her works may be embroidered, knit, hand-dyed, felted, or sewn from recycled materials.

The results range from museum boxes with pinned insect specimens to an installation of bears made from red roses. Her latest installation “Widow (Walking)” is a bear standing in mid-stride on three legs with the fourth raised off the ground. It is now on display on the the fifth-floor reception area of the new Telus Garden building in downtown Vancouver.

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