The Hands of Time: Digging Camas Bulbs

by Crystal Przybille
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    Crystal Przybille - The Hands of Time: Digging Camas Bulbs - Click to view full size image


The gathering basket element of this sculpture was designed by First Nations artist Carolyn Memnook. Gathering baskets and digging sticks were utilized by the Lekwungen people to gather Camas bulbs for food. The site of this sculpture overlooks a vast Camas bulb field, a traditional territory of the Lekwungen people.

It is one of 12 bronze sculptures of life-size hands engaged in activities that symbolize the Capital City's history and identity can be explored around downtown Victoria. Explore and discover these artworks with The Hands of Time Walking Tour Brochure.

The artworks are located around Victoria's Inner Harbour, with one art piece at City Hall, The Hudson, along the Songhees Walkway, and another at the top of Beacon Hill at Beacon Hill Park. The artworks can be found on buildings, lamp standards, rocks in landscaped areas, and on bedrock.

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