Vom Orca geschubbert

From the beginning of her career, Corrine has searched for unique ways to bring the stories of her First Nations culture to contemporary life. She is continually inventing and reinventing stories from her culture, honouring her roots and cultivating a refreshing artistic expression at the same time.

Corinne Hunt. Kwakiuti-Indianerin.
Ihre Großmutter gab ihr den Namen killer whale scratching her back on the beach. Und den Orca, als symbolträchtiges Wesen ihrer Kultur, hat sie auf den Olympia-Medaillen für Vancouver verewigt. 615 Medaillen. Wie ein Puzzle zeigt jede ein anderes Teil des Orcas … nicht gegenständlich, sondern ikonisiert.

The orca is a beautiful creature that is strong but also lives within a community (…) I felt the Olympic (Games) are a community, too. The athletes may be training but they’re always somehow connected to their community, to their teammates, or to their country. The orca is a creature that has wonderful capabilities but can’t really survive without its pod.

Für die Paralympics hat sie den Raben, Wappentier ihres Clans, ausgewählt.

My design for the Paralympic medal — a raven on a totem rising — is close to my heart and in honour of my uncle who is a paraplegic (…) The raven is a creature that is all things and I think Paralympic athletes have that in them. They’re sometimes given challenges and they rise above them and the raven does the same. I think the creativity of the raven gives us hope — to accept when things don’t work out and really rejoice when they do.

Meet the Medals und Behind the Scenes

Symbolik der Olympia-Medaillen