Artist Statement: The Skipper, the Trickster, The Hunter and the Dancer travel in a canoe transcending time and space. Stardust, Sea Monsters, electricity and water are interwoven with ancestral iconography and colour. Travelling as one into the unknown, each element interconnects into the whole. The Canoe brought many teachings into my life as a youth that I take into the present day. When we work together as one, we travel with more ease in our hearts, bodies and minds.
This image is placed in a time and space encompassing the past, present and future. This piece fuses iconography and oral history from my Klahoose (Coast Salish), Wuikinuxv and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestors. I recognize that this work will temporarily live on unceded Coast Salish territory and acknowledge my place as a visitor to this land. Just passing through.