'Artwork's Recover Pleases Minister' - Whitehorse Star

Moose Antler Sculpture Recovery Pleases Government - Whitehorse Star
The Yukon government is pleased the moose antlers artwork entitled 'Yukon Seasons' has been recovered by the RCMP, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor said Friday.

Shane Wilson's carving was stolen from the Canada Winter Games Centre on Sept. 16, 2007. The piece belongs to the Yukon government’s Permanent Art Collection and was a very popular artefact displayed for public viewing.

The work was returned to the RCMP last week by a third party.

“On behalf of the Yukon government, I thank the individual who returned the carving,” Taylor said. “It is important that this piece regain its rightful place within the Yukon Permanent Art Collection which holds many important artworks significant to Yukon’s cultural legacy.”

When the piece was stolen, one tine was broken from the carving and left at the Centre. Now the main piece has been recovered and there appears to be no further damage. Staff of Taylor's department will examine the carving and determine options for restoration.

“The community would be thrilled to see Shane Wilson’s carving back on display at the Canada Games Centre,” said Linda Rapp, the city's Parks and Recreation Manager.

“I believe public awareness has helped immensely with the recovery of 'Yukon Seasons',” said Wilson, who now lives in Nanaimo, B.C.

“I would like to acknowledge and thank the media, the Department of Tourism and Culture,
the RCMP, and especially the public for its strong support.”

(moose antler skull carving, moose antler skull sculpture)

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