"I think of the process of 'budding', in which a disease replicates and exhausts the energy of its host cell, as analogous to the process of colonization. 'Beading' is different. It is an activity of survival. It is a means of remembering tradition and of feeling well."
Pick up a copy of The Capilano Review 3.27 (Fall 2015) for a selection of Saskatoon-based artist Ruth Cuthand's extraordinary glass-bead pathogens and images from her most recent show, Don't Drink, Don't Breathe, at The Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert, SK.
Ruth Cuthand, Don't Drink, Don't Breathe (detail), 2014-15
(images courtesy of The Gallery / art placement inc., Saskatoon, SK)