Nadia Myre

Algonquin (Kitigan Zibi Anishnaabeg First Nation)

  • Meditations on Red, #2 – 2013
  • Digital print
  • 121.9 cm diameter
  • Collection of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Meditations on Red, #2

“Once, when crossing the border into the United States, I was required to prove that more than 50% of my blood is Native American. What resulted is an artistic questioning of identity as defined by blood. Each bead in my series Meditations on Red represents at once a drop of white or red blood and a hybrid identity as ‘white’ or ‘red.’” 

The enlarged print of Nadia Myre’s hand-beaded piece magnifies the scale of a traditional object and encourages a series of associations, from the mandala to throat pieces of wampum armour. In this series, her creative gesture takes note of a tradition and preserves an ancestral know-how: the art of beading, made contemporary. There is thus a relation to be drawn between historical and mythical consciousness, the future and the past, the modern and the traditional, the centre and the periphery.

– Nadia Myre

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.