Posts Tagged ‘salish’

Artist of the moment…Thomas Cannell

Thomas Cannell is a Salish artist  born in the year 1980. Cannell  is renown for his graphic art but even known more for his sculpture work. His favorite medium to use currently is wood. Cannell comes from the Musqueam Reserve in British Columbia.

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His mother is famed artist Susan Point, already profiled here.

Cannell was an apprentice for years. This is where he learned how to use a chainsaw.

Cannell has been to college. He attended Langara College first. Cannell went on to graduate from Capilano University. His degree was in tourism.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist as he talks about a work titled “thunderbird.”  done for the 2010 Vancouver British Columbia Olympics. The artist is able to work in a very large size with his work.

In this clip we view the very large sculpture  “Thunderbird” getting installed.

Thanks to Susan Point for creating a multi generation family of artists, look out Wyeths!


Artist of the moment…..Stan Greene

Stan Greene is a wonderful artist that loves to explore his Salish background. Stan Greene was born in the year 1953 in Mission, British Columbia. His family came from a mixture of the Halkomelum and his father was Semiamho. His grandfather was a  member of the Nez Perz tribe.

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Greene attended Kasan School of Art.

Made his first prints using Salish design in 1978.

First started to carve at the age of 13 years of age.

Made the switch to being a full time artist when he was 24 years old.

Enjoys participating in traditional Pow Wow dancing riding in canoes.

The artist has done much research on the Salish people and also enjoys making art that represents the north west coast tribes and art, but doesn’t combine the two genres. Greene has now gone onto to do more research about his grandfather and the Nez Perz tribes.  He has done research by reading books and being an avid visitor to University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology.

In 1987 carved a totem pole measuring 27 feet high for the city of Yokohama City, Japan.