Photo of Ya'Ya Heit standing beside carved wooden sculpture with Indigenous west coast mythical representations of animals.
Ya'Ya Heit with his 2003 sculpture "Who The Hell Wants These Chains"

Ya’Ya Heit’s art is a series of reflections on the connections between mental health and the difficult history of colonialism and Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. Ya’Ya stands next to a carving which uses First Nations west coast woodworking techniques for presenting those themes.