Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wolf teachings guide my textile art!
Being of the Wolf Clan from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation on Vancouver Island I am naturally inspired to work wolf designs into my fashion designs as a textile artist!
Here is one of my vests accented with an appliqued wolf design with rhinestones for the eyes!
Wolves are known for being family oriented, a clan devoted to being teachers and leaders to share knowledge and teachings for future generations.
Another aspect of being from the wolf clan is being a loner, which I think is expressed through my textile art. My family knows my favourite time work on my designs is in the middle of the night. My creativity is peaked when I have my art as my sole company - no family demands distract me in the weeee hours of the night!
Photo by Nadya Kwandibens