Nikki Hill is one of the artists participating in Woodland Cultural Centre’s Virtual Face Mask Auction, Ga:hǫh ne’ hni’ ga:howe:kso/Covered and Uncovered. The auction is in response to the new realities created by the global coronavirus pandemic impacting so many Indigenous communities across the country, with 50% of proceeds shared with artists and 50% to support Woodland Cultural Centre programs, specifically School Visits & Educational Programming and Exhibitions.
Nikki Hill is a Mohawk of the Turtle clan from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Sewing came naturally to her when she was about 12 years old. She has sown my outfits, traditional and modern, for her immediate family, friends and relatives over the years. To enhance her creativity, she took up designing unique cakes, which has been very successful for her. Designing a mask is another way to challenge her creative side.
“As an artist, my mask reflects my culture, a multicolored ribbon motive. The mask is made of durable cotton with strings of ribbon like the traditional ribbon skirt. The many colors will allow it to be coordinated with many outfits.”
Valued at $75.00 CAD
Materials: Ribbon, Cotton, Fabric
Final Bid: $175.00 CAD