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Angela was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia in November 1975. Because of her parents, both talented artists, Angela had the opportunity to learn many traditional Coast Salish skills from an early age.
Beginning to weave cedar bark when she was fourteen, Angela studied first with Kathy Edgar and later Minney Peters. The entire process of collecting the cedar roots and pulling and cleaning the bark, she finds deeply rewarding.
In the past few years Angela has been awarded many impressive opportunities. She was invited to participate in the paddle show “Timeless Journey”, put on by Steinbruek Native Gallery in Seattle, WA. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria asked her to represent the emerging artists of the Coast Salish region for a weaving show titled “SMASH”. Recently, Angela was contracted to design and make ties and scarves as staff uniforms for the Vancouver International Airport. Planning to further pursue her interest in fashion design, she also designs and paints silk scarves.
Angela also has a serious interest in the uses of Coast Salish traditional medicine. Using plants collected from the forest, she makes soaps and lotions for people with sensitive skin.
Recognized by the Canada Council and the First Peoples Cultural Council, Angela’s works can be found in many public galleries and private collections, including the permanent collection at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.
She is excited to push the boundaries of the Coast Salish art form and create new and original art pieces for everyone to enjoy.
Red Cedar wood, Yellow Cedar wood, Abalone shell, Acrylic paint, Leather
The carving of flutes of the Northwest Coast extends back historically through time. The dramatic importance of the flute was indicated by the variety of specialized whistles, each of which was produced to make specific tones. Songs and dances were part fo all ceremony and ritual, a fundamental element of the inherited privilege. Equally important were the many whistles and other musical instruments that were specifically designated for most dances. Wooden whistles of one, two or three shafts, each with several holes and reeds produced a strong and clear note. Flutes and whistles were traditionally blown in the woods to introduce the cermonial season. Every instrument was the object of time, skill and concern and was considered by those who owned it as a necessary part of the family’s collection