John Marston

Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine - - Inspiration -

Stz’umi­nus artist John Marston (Qap’u’luq) learned tra­di­tional carv­ing meth­ods from his el­ders, and his work shares a deep con­nec­tion to Coast Sal­ish cul­ture. In 2009, he re­ceived the BC Cre­ative Achieve­ment Award for Abo­rig­i­nal Art. A renowned artist, Marston spent five years at the RBCM, in­clud­ing a year as Artist-in-Res­i­dence and has par­tic­i­pated in cross-cul­tural ex­changes to Pa­pua New Guinea and Ja­pan. “My in­spi­ra­tion for this piece is my con­nec­tion to our na­ture world,” Marston says. “The wal­nut grew within our tra­di­tional ter­ri­tory. Our Coast Sal­ish tra­di­tions teach us to re­spect all liv­ing things. It is an hon-our for me to por­tray our An­ces­tor who con­nects us to the spirit world.”

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