Day: April 20, 2021
Nico Williams, an Anishinaabe sculptor, was approached by the SickKids Foundation with a difficult yet unique proposal.
The idea was to turn thousands of beads gathered by the foundation into a piece of art honoring the bravery of children with life-threatening illnesses who had passed through its doors.
The Monument to the Brave, a beautiful portrait of courage, is now complete and ready to be installed in a SickKids facility in Toronto. The Monument to the Brave is made up of 250,000 multicolored beads in total. Williams said that he had never sewn or beaded something so massive before.
Williams, from the Aamjiwnaang…