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Karen Marston is from the Chemainus First Nations Band. Coming from a family of artists, she has been immersed in the arts for most of her life. Her mother Jane Marston, her brothers Luke Marston, John Marston and her sister Angela Marston are all artists as well.
She worked under her mother Jane and the late Elder Simon Charlie, assisting them in painting paddles, masks, totems, and canvases. From that experience she developed her itskills and was introduced to tradional Northwest Coast art. She also worked with the late Elder Marg Crocker, who taught her the art of weaving.
Since Karen has been exposed to multiple disciplines of art, she worked in a variety of media. However, she is perhaps best known for her carvings, having the talent to create woven pieces such as vests, blankets, wall hangings, bags, place mats and floor mats. She has also assisted family members by incorporating some weaving details into their artworks.
Passionate about creating art, Karen continues to learn and to teach her children and anyone else who wants to learn.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2011Coast Salish Masterworks: Connecting the Past to the Present, Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
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The Beaver appears in Northwest mythology and is a family crest in many regions throughout the Northwest Coast. According to legend, the first Beaver was a woman, whose husband frequently went on long hunting and fishing trips. In his absence, his lonely wife took solace swimming, enlarging her pond with a dam and building her own water dwelling. Eventually, she transformed into a Beaver and their children were Beaver People, founding the Beaver lineage.
In mythology, they are often associated with the powerful undersea supernatural beings and the magic Giant Beaver can cause natural disaster with one slap of its wide, strong tail. Characterisically, the Beaver is known to keep to himself and cares little for the activities of the humans, except when they are directly affected. Thus, they often give wise advice so it is important to listen when they do decide to speak.
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