Drying time in the North

Josee Carbonneau,
Whitehorse, YT

Size

20" x 24"

Medium

Fish skinsFibre Art

This clothes line is made with home-tanned lake trout, natural burbot, hand-dyed burbot with strawberry blite fruits, pink salmon and Arctic Grayling fish skins. Also recycled wool, fish scales, beads, synthetic living fibre are used in imitation of sinew and mini-clothes pins.

Drying time in the North

Josee Carbonneau,
Whitehorse, YT

About the artist
About the artist

Josee Carbonneau
Whitehorse, YT

Josée is originally from Gaspé, Québec. She is the daughter of a cod fisherman and was raised by the ocean. In 1996 she & her partner decided that they want to go west. They flipped a coin-Vancouver or Whitehorse. Josée won and in 1996 they headed north. Time in the Yukon allowed her to pursue other passions and rekindled her zeal for silk painting. Today her silk artistry is known throughout the north. Josée now combines her love of fly fishing and uses fish skins to create one of a kind art work.
Her creative process starts at the river when she has her fly rod in her hand. Being able to harvest her own food, tan the fish skins to make leather and create, gives her a sense of purpose and meaning. Her life has come full circle: her childhood love of fishing has been perfected as an adult, and today she shows homage to fish in her creations.

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