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Visual Art Insights: Camas Prairie Intro with Sopheap Pich

April 29, 2020
Pich's Camas Blub

This summer, as part of a BIG IDEA project exploring the landscapes and history of Idaho’s Camas Prairie, SVMoA has commissioned artist Sopheap Pich to create a large-scale sculpture celebrating the Camas Lily and its bulb, which has been an important food for the Shoshone and Bannock people for centuries.

Check out these photos of Sopheap’s sculpture in process. We’re looking forward to celebrating the installation of his Camas Lily sculpture this July!

Watch this video to learn more about Sopheap's practice and a sculpture he made for the Guggenheim Museum based on the Morning Glory, another flower with an important social history: