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  • <em>The Time It Takes</em>
    Skeena Reece, The Time It Takes, 2017 (BG5769 view 1). Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.
  • <em>The Time It Takes</em>
  • <em>The Time It Takes</em>
  • <em>The Time It Takes</em>
  • <em>The Time It Takes</em>
  • <em>The Time It Takes</em>

The Time It Takes

Skeena Reece (Artist)
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Physical Description

fabric, cedar
243.84 cm 91.44 cm (Object)

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Object Description
Cradleboard, moss bag and moss

Skeena Reece’s The Time It Takes is an adult-sized cradleboard and moss bag, which the artist describes as, “A place to rest for a moment, evoking a feeling of longing, not a feeling of loss. Being wrapped gives a calming feeling that elicits hope for the future, and is a way to hold people up.” The artwork began as a performance in 2016 and evolved into an installation. In 2019, The Time It Takes was the focus of the Belkin’s exhibition of Reece’s work and was included in the artist’s performance where she wrapped her mother in the moss bag.


Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Permanent Collection
Credit Line
Purchased with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation, 2018
Related Exhibitions
Surrounded: Skeena Reece
Start Somewhere Else: Works from the Collection

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