sterling silver, size 11/0 Miyuki delica beads
5.37 x 2.03 x 0.285cm
10g per earring
Meghan's Tetris earrings are made of sterling silver and size 11 Miyuki Delicas. Each earring is hand crafted through doming, sawing, soldering and loom work. The domed posts are hand domed and soldered onto a backing, making them hollow. She grid out the Tetris play on grid paper with pencil crayons before the beading process. The beaded Tetris piece was created on a loom and set onto a framed solid sterling silver back. These earrings were inspired by Meghan's childhood. Her parents never allowed her to have video games, so she would borrow her Aunts gameboy to play Tetris and Dr. Mario. Determined to finish the game, she did just that, despite the obstacles she faced.
Meghan Weeks is a Woodland Cree/ English artist living and working on the unceded traditional territories of the of the Coast Salish peoples–S?wx_wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lo and S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam) Nations. Her maternal side is Nêhiyaw from Treaty 8 territory and paternal
side from England. She is a proud member of Sucker Creek First Nation.
Meghan graduated with a certificate in Interactive Digital Design from Grande Prairie Regional College in 2019 and received her BFA in Photography at Emily Carr University in 2003. She started her jewelry company MDW Jewelry in 2018 which focuses on handmade sterling silver and beaded wearable art.
Her work reflects teachings from the matriarchs in her family, childhood memories, and her continued healing journey to stop the cycle of intergenerational trauma, and her struggle of being part colonizer and the colonized. She uses her artwork to reclaim her Indigenous identity. Continually learning her culture and language, she also participates in ceremony, which has led her down a path of coming home spiritually and mentally.