“Traveler’s Box is a reflection on my journey to the eastern side of Turtle Island. A path to  reconnect the trade routes that were interrupted by colonialism. The Grease Trails. Stretching  from many ports of the Northwest Coast, the trade routes expanded across North, Central, and  South Americas. The red cedar that was steamed and bent far away from its natural habitat is  comforted by the Red Oak of the eastern woodlands. The images on the front and back are  representatives of the crests I inherited through my mother, which are the grizzly bear, beaver, and eagle. The act of travelling away from my homelands helped me understand the practical aspects of our traditional Northwest Coast art forms and designs, reminders of the patience that is  needed when making in different climates.”

– Angelo Kalum Cavagnaro