Transforming Spirit: The Cameron/Bredt Collection of Contemporary Northwest Coast Art

Transforming Spirit tells the story of Jamie Cameron and Christopher Bredt and their passionate commitment to art from Canada’s Northwest Coast, showcasing work by twenty-eight of the region’s most celebrated artists. Among the featured works are rattles, blankets, bentwood boxes, a totem pole, and works on paper. There are also many examples of an object important for its expressive qualities—the mask, a form for communicating the importance of nature, animals, and human beings, as well as imagined characters, which are at the core of many First Nations cultures.