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Collection Spotlight: Jeannie Thib

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Jeannie Thib’s Untitled (1993) features tree branches that have been carved with ambiguous phrases culled from a book on animal behaviour: including “Sound signals,” “Natural tools,” “Trail marking,” and “Ritual play.” Through her sculptural and installation-based work, Thib regularly explored the intricate connections between domestic landscapes and those of the so-called ‘natural’ world.

Collection Spotlight: FASTWÜRMS

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FASTWÜRMS, Giant Beaver Charm, 1999–2000.

If you’re visiting Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens this summer, make sure to check out Giant Beaver Charm (1999–2000), a site-specific commission by Canadian artist-duo FASTWÜRMS. The charm bracelet—made for a distinctive willow tree next to the pond in Gairloch Gardens—features a variety of symbols: stars, horseshoes, snowmen, and a single giant beaver tooth.