I want people to know that East Coast Indigenous artists are waking up – our visual and cultural identities are becoming stronger than ever.
This work has to be done collectively. One person could not do it all. That collective mentally is deeply embedded in indigenous teachings as is upholding our sacred responsibility from our ancestors.
We like the idea of shyness and lingerie, and how these words conflict. We strive to make beautiful images and stray way from sexual depictions. Shy and Natives came together and felt right for us.
Arguments about blood quantum, language proficiency and “authentic Indian experiences” aside, all I can say is, I am. No matter where my feet are, or what is above me, I AM.”
The fire inside me has been ignited, and it has made me a better photographer by opening my mind, and following my heart in order to create images that feel authentic and project impactful emotion.
Jessica Wood interviews Christine Welsh about the importance of mentorship in her career and her plans after retirement from UVic.
Although it's never grown as more than a hobby, I still take classes and feel compelled to keep using it as a tool to explore composition and my own personal interests.
Carla and I go wayyyyy back, okay not that way back but at least eight years back in time. A mutual friend of ours had brought Carla to a prenatal yoga class that I was teaching in Victoria, BC. We were both pregnant with our first babies and due around the same time too. I… Continue reading Carla Lewis – Featured Artist
This work is extremely process oriented for me. The repetitive, hands on process reminds me to slow down, listen and respond. I often don’t have a plan, I trust the flow of each line and before I know it, my image is done. The silence and stillness are my teachers.
“I have been involved in film and video for many years. The inspiration for my work has come from our people’s rich history and stories that are very important. They are stories that most often go unheard. I am the messenger of these stories and our communities have entrusted me with these stories to… Continue reading Barb Cranmer, filmmaker – Featured Artist