Willow Snake

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  • Willow Snake

  • Artist: Martin Borden
  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 04:41
  • Country: Canada
  • In 2013, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver commissioned artist and weaver Alastair Heseltine to create a green willow sculpture in honour of the Chinese year of the Water Snake. Built over a period of five days in January with the help of community members, the 60 foot snake was then paraded through Chinatown before being installed in the Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This short film documents the frenzied pace of construction, as a small army of volunteers work against the clock to shape a truckload of willow branches into cross-cultural symbol of power and regeneration.

  • Accession #: 5369
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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