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P.E.I. quill artist scans roadsides for the remains that let her work – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202021 Views

Melissa Peter-Paul from Abegweit First Nation is carrying on tradition from her great-great-grandmother

Jan 20, 2020

Melissa Peter-Paul drives from her home in the Abegweit First Nation in Prince Edward Island to gather the materials she needs for her art.

But it’s not paint or clay she comes to collect. It’s roadkill.

Peter-Paul is a quillwork artist. She uses porcupine quills to create intricate designs that can stand alone in a frame or adorn wood, leather and other materials.

Her medium is a prickly one and one not readily available to her.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/made-from-this-land-quillwork-1.5384150

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