Hannah Claus is a visual artist of English and Kanien’kehà:ka / Mohawk ancestries. Claus’ installations are built using layers of fragile materials, like thread. Her sculptures are often airy, delicate and translucent. By creating spaces that reference earth and sky, Claus emphasizes an Indigenous worldview. Claus wants audiences to consider the connections we have with each other, and the responsibilities we have to the world around us. Claus has exhibited internationally, and her work is included in various public collections.
Image: Hannah Claus, our minds are one, 2014, mixed media. Photo: courtesy of the artist. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux arts du Canada.