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On May 9, 1978, Jon Erickson was born in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, and he originates from Nak’azdli Band of the Gitksan Nation.
In 2011, Jon spent time working Haida artist Clarence Mills to study engraving technique and formline design.
Later at Vancouver’s Native Education collection, he worked under the tutelage of Nisga’a artist Robert Tait in 2012, where he graduated from their Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program. In 2017, Jon went on to teach this course, passing on his knowlege and skills to the next generation of artists
Throughout 2013, Jon worked as an Instructional Assistant in the Jewellery Arts Program. Nearing the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, Jon lived on Vancouver Island, learning printmaking and design from famous Tsimshian artist Roy Henry Vickers.
“This contemporary Coast Salish sun design is an attempt to mediate between the Hul’qumi’num language (the language of the Cowichan Tribes) and English. There have been various anglecized spellings of this Hul’qumi’num toponym (place name), such as “Cowichan,” “Khowutzun,” and the currently accepted “Quwutsun.” This Hul’qumi’num term has been simplified and misinterpreted as meaning “The Warm Land,” when it should be more correctly interpreted as meaning “warmed by the sun,” or “basking in the sun with your back turned to the sun.”
The four eclipsed suns surrounding the central sun symbolize the darkness of ignorance blocking Daylight, a powerful source of truth.”