As a female First Nations artist, I create artwork that expresses my individual story and shares my ancestors’ stories. Every piece I create, I look at it as opportunities to learn and fully understand the complexities of my culture’s visual language. My teachers have shared the foundations of the traditional art form, now I can continue the journey to share my voice through my artwork and honor my ancestors.
It is important for me to keep learning, trying new things and challenging myself daily. I am grateful to my teachers, as this journey in my art career has led me to reclaim my indigenous identity. I move forward respecting the legacy our ancestors left for us by studying hard and always creating. I hope to expand my artistic practice by exploring new mediums and one day pass my knowledge onto the next generation, like my mentors have gifted to me.
Intertwined, 2022, Digital artwork