Whale and Wolf
This piece is inspired by a dreamI had when I was by the beach with my Dad and he told me what to paint. He told me to paint a whale and a wolf swimming together. When I told my dad about this dream, he reminded me that both these animals have the hunting spirit. In the day, they change into whales and at night, into wolves. This piece deeply reminds me of family, safety, and that I will always be protected.
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.