This piece represents our transformation stories where we are transforming from people, plants, animals... These stories remind us that everything on the planet is alive and is family. If only everyone could see the world through the salmon’s eyes to see our oceans, or the eagle’s eyes to see our greed. This piece represents the body on a salmon and the face of a person to show the difference of perspective. I hope this can be a reminder to care for all of our relations.
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@gmai.com) which print you want to purchase, and your address. Each piece is about 11 x 9 cm.