Posts Tagged ‘raven clan’

Artist of the moment……..Alano Edzerza

 

Alano Edzerza is a First Nations artist renown for his prints of wildlife. Edzerza is also an outstanding entrepreneur who has brought the First Nations art into commercial apparel. Imagine wearing your favorite first nations art design as a dress, this is possible thanks to the vision of Alano Edzerza.

The artist attended school in Arizona where he learned to work with jewelry. He has also studied with many artists in private settings.

Edzerza was born in the year 1981 and has been making art his entire life.

 

Edzerza represents the Raven clan of First Nations Tahltan people.

In this clip we visit the artist in his studio and see how he lives on a daily basis:

In 2010, the artist secured a deal to design the wear for the Dutch Winter Olympic Sports Team.

Edzerza loves giving back to the community and has helped with local programs that help younger artists to succeed as artists and business people.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What I enjoy most about his artwork is his sense of close up depictions of his work. When I first saw his work I imagined Andy Warhol might paint something so large in scale with such a limited palette if he worked in the First Nations style of design. Its great to see such art and designs finally making it the widespread consumer market.

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Artist of the moment……Marcel Russ

Marcel Russ is a wonderful artist representing the Haida (Raven Clan). Marcel Russ was born in Queen Charlotte Islands in the year 1973. Other artists in his family include his father Ron Russ.

Russ works as a jewelry designer, sculptor of totem poles, and graphic designer, and printmaker.

The artist learned how to work with argillite from his father. He started working with this stone when he was 8 years old. He began to work with wood when he was 12 years of age.

The artist also has an uncle named Chris Russ who is also an artist. It runs in the family genes! Through out  the Haida nation both sides of his families have been renowned for their work with argillite and wood carvings.

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $20,000.

In this clip a candid interview about giving back to your local community with Marcel Russ:

Another great family of artists to profile!

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Artist of the moment…..Latham Mack

Latham Mack comes from a long line of artists from the Nuxalk nation based in Bella Coola, British Columbia. Latham Mack was born in Bella Coola, British Columbia in the year 1985. Mack is very versatile as an artist drawing, painting, and carving large totem poles. Mack has a wonderful sense of graphics design.

Some other Mack relatives include Chazz Mack, Alvin Mack, Harvey, and Lawrence.

Latham Mack, with the help of relatives, produced his first mask at the age of 13 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Another renown carver who is an uncle is Glenn Tallio.

What a talented artistic  family! Great!

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