About the Artwork - The Spindle Whorl

A Spindle Whorl is spun to create wool for weaving. When it's spinning, it is said to put the weaver into a trance, which inspires the artist to create a blanket design.

"This is my version of the Spindle Whorl spinning and releasing the inspirational designs," says artist, Amanda Dionne Hugon of the artwork. "It represents the symbol of life, motivation and the ability to follow your dreams."

Amanda Dionne Hugon was born in Chilliwack, BC in 1982. She is a Northwest Coast Artist with ancestry of Métis and Stō;lo, Coast Salish People. She is a graduate of the First Nations Fine Arts program at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Coast Mountain College.

Hugon is studying the Coast Salish Style to connect with her roots and learn about her ancestors, she has worked very hard to earn spots for her permanent installations that she has made for Northern BC communities. Amanda has been living in Terrace since 1993, where she currently lives with her family in a small bungalow that sits parallel to the Skeena River. Amanda feels that art is truly meant to heal the soul.

Follow Amanda’s artistic journey @raventacuara