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One of life’s most rewarding experiences is collecting fine art, and sometimes it’s best to take a little more time to make these acquisitions with ease. We understand and want to do everything possible to make collecting your next artwork more comfortable. At Coastal Peoples Gallery, we offer an interest-free layaway program and offer flexible terms which can be customized to your individual needs.
Corey Moraes was born in Seattle, Washington on April 14, 1970. He is a member of the Tsimshian Nation, Lax Kw’aLaams Band from Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada. Currently, he resides in Vancouver.
Corey works in several media including wood, silver, gold and original paintings. He has apprenticed under Kwagiulth artist, Dwayne Simeon, who taught him the skills of goldsmithing.
In 1997 Corey designed and painted a thirty-one foot replica of a traditional canoe. The canoe was part of “Vision Quest”, a one thousand mile journey to raise awareness and funding for a recovery centre for addictions. It was organized by Tsimshian artist, Roy Henry Vickers and the R.C.M.P. It was a great honor for him to be a part of “Vision Quest” and to paddle the journey in the canoe he painted.
Presently, Corey is expressing himself in silver and gold jewelry, with an emphasis on design and depth. Art has always been prevalent in Corey’s life from a very young age. Being a mainly self-taught artist, Corey began drawing from his appreciation of Northwest Coast Native art.
Corey’s inspiration to make Northwest Coast Native art comes from such artists as Charles Edenshaw, Bill Reid and Robert Davidson. For the future he intends to learn totem pole and canoe carving in his effort to bring the art to his community and his people.
A ceremonial dish, also known as a feast dish or potlatch dish, was a treasured heirloom which families brought out for great feasts as a gesture of hospitality and welcoming. Presently, many ceremonial dishes are carved in miniature form, meant for collectors who appreciate the historic and symbolic value behind each artwork. This aspect of the art is considered to be a contemporary turn that northwest coast native art has taken throughout the years.
Garner began carving at the early age of nine and, by age fifteen, he was carving his first piece of argillite. After moving to Vancouver in 1987, he spent the next two years working with renowned Haida artist Bill Reid on his Lootaas canoe and alongside a host of accomplished carvers such as Alfred Collinson, Rufus Moody, Giitsxaa, Nelson Cross, and Ding (Melvin) Hutchingson. Moody works in various mediums including cedar, gold, argillite and paper – all exemplifying his exquisite attention to detail and extraordinary artistic skills.
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