Artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas relies on Calgary fabricators to create his 5,500-kg whale sculpture
June 12, 2015
Stories about whales are generally epic, and this one, which starts with a napkin sketch and ends with the 5,500-kilogram creature making an overland voyage to the West Coast, is no exception. The whale in this case is a steel, copper-bellied piece of public art designed by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, currently being installed outside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport following a four-month gestation period at Reggin Industries, located in a southeast Calgary industrial park.
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Sei (the Norwegian name for a type of baleen whale) is the work of Haida Gwaii-born contemporary artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Photo: Heather Saitz / Swerve