Item PDP10337 - Natural Filter

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Natural Filter

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  • 2020 (Creation)

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1 mask : felt, fiberfill, embroidery thread, yarn, wire, and beads ; 18 x 23 x 14 cm

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Twyla Exner is a Canadian artist. She holds a BFA from the University of Regina (2004) and a MFA from Concordia University (2010). Born in Treaty 4 territory of the Saskatchewan prairies, Twyla currently resides on the unceded territory of the Lheidli T'enneh (Prince George) in the forest of north-central British Columbia.

Her work is inspired by nature and technology. She uses the materials and imagery of discarded electronic technologies to create whimsical and worrisome multimedia arts that propose hybrids of technological structures and living organisms.

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The item is a sculptural mask created by artist Twyla Exner in April 2020.

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Purchased by the Royal BC Museum Foundation, 2020


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Access to original artworks requires an appointment.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

The copyright to the original work and the photograph of it are owned by the artist Twyla Exner. It is the responsibility of an applicant to obtain permission to copy and/or publish this material directly from the copyright holder.

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Other material acquired as part of the COVID-19 Collecting project can be found in the Royal BC Museum History Collections and Indigenous Collections.

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Accession number(s): 2021.35

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This item was acquired as part of the For Our Times: Documenting COVID-19 in BC project.

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The item came with accompanying photographs supplied by the artist.

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Attached to the mask are cord ties measuring 43 cm.

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