LaRock, Claude

Claude “Rocky” LaRock was born 1958 in Seattle Washington. At 12 years of age Rocky moved to his Mother’s homeland, a First Nations Community called Chehalis, located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. At 19 yrs of age Rocky found his calling as a carver when he was[…]

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Born in 1973 in Duncan, British Columbia, lessLIE’s “colonized, Catholic, Canadian name” is Leslie Robert Sam. His “decolonized artist’s name” is lessLIE. Picasso once said that “art is a lie that tells the truth.” lessLIE is living this perspective in the spirit of trickster traditions. lessLIE has a Bachelor of[…]

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Lewis, Jacob

Jacob Lewis was born into the Squamish tribe of the Coast Salish Nation in 1955. The name Jacob or “Sequaltuhn” means Man who Sees the Future. Jacob was given his name by his maternal grandmother, Bertha Billy. He has been carving since the tender age of seven and became prolific[…]

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