Sometimes, I feel alone in this world. Isolated from my family reminded me how important they are to my identity and wellbeing. In these times, I must remind myself that we are all connected. We are connected to the mountains, the sky, the water, the forest, the creeks, the moss, to one another, etc. This is the connection that helps me heal.
Lajah Warren tθə nə sné. Čsə éɫə sən əƛ̓ lək’wəniʔən. John Warren t̓θə nə mén. Deirdre Warren t̓θə nə tén. My name is Lajah Warren. I am from lək’wəniʔən territory. My father’s name is John Warren and my mother’s name is Deirdre Warren.
On my papa's side, I come from the Warren and Albany family from Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We have Cree Ojibwa and Metis heritage from my Kookum’s family. On my mother’s side, we are Icelandic, French, and English.
My artwork is a living representation of my healing journey. My work has influences from my dad whose a Coast Salish carver, and with expressive art influences as well. I love to create ‘imperfect art’ and create for the healing process instead of the final product.
Sliding scale of $20-30 (+shipping if it is not local to Victoria, BC). Email me (Lajahw@gmail.com) which print you want to purchase, and your address. Each piece is about 11 x 9 cm.