Maria Hupfield

Anishinaabek, Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, Canada

  • Waaschign – 2017
  • Photograph
  • Variable dimensions

Waaschign is an Anishinaabe word used for window. In this image I copy, flip, slide and paste to create a background that in sections mirrors itself, so as to alter perception. Waaschign is a self-portrait in which I am holding a painting by my late mother, Peggy Miller, of Georgian Bay where I am from.  The image shows the NYC skyline, including the Freedom Tower, from a Brooklyn rooftop at sunrise. Surrounded here by cell phone/internet transmitters, the human body becomes a beacon transmitting a message of intergenerational negotiation of space in the environment by Indigenous women artists.

– Maria Hupfield

2018 billboard locations


Please note that not all digital billboards will be displaying Resilience consistently. Treaty, territory, and language information has been referenced from Native Land, and may be incomplete.