As a Haida artist, I find myself walking a delicate tightrope, bridging the realms of tradition and contemporary expression. Drawing inspiration from the masters of the past, I navigate the challenges of our modern era, blending innovation with the rich heritage of my ancestors.
Through extensive immersion in the traditional disciplines of carving, painting, printmaking, and tool making, I have acquired a profound understanding of the artistic methods that define Haida culture. Collaborating with esteemed artists has further refined my craftsmanship, allowing me to continually evolve as an artist.
The techniques and skills I employ in my creative process are gaining broader recognition within the realm of Haida art. While I acknowledge the personal growth and dedication that have shaped my artistic journey, it is humbling to recognize that my work is part of a larger narrative—one that is constantly evolving and adapting to the changing landscape.
By embracing contemporary mediums, my artwork serves as a bridge between the past and the present, honoring my Haida ancestry while contributing to the ever-unfolding story of our culture.