How to make a fish bone butterfly, from start to finish
There's nothing fishy about this Yellowknife artist's technique
We can all agree fish bones aren't glamorous. But learning how to use them to create beautiful things makes de-boning a trout a little more appetizing.
For Yellowknife-based artist Charlotte Overvold, making her fish bone butterflies is not a part of traditional art — but it's part of a traditional way of thinking about using every part of the animal. Charlotte has learned the technique of creating 3D art pieces using fish bones from her mother. After much thought and consideration, she has decided, in consultation with elders, that it is best to share this knowledge with young people rather than have it disappear.
In this video by filmmaker Caroline Cox, Overvold teaches you how to make a fish bone butterfly, from start to finish.
Overvold has been teaching workshops on fish bone art over the past few month at Sir John Franklin High School in Yellowknife.
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