Sage Nowak is an artist from Whitehorse Yukon Territory. He is Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations belonging to the Wolf Clan. His family is from the community Old Crow YT and Telegraph Creek, BC. In 2011, he attended Alberta College of Art and Design. After years of travel, he returned to Whitehorse to learn traditional arts studying Northwest coast design and woodcarving. He was taught from carver Calvin Morburg through the Northern Cultural Expressions Society. From then his art has travelled from the west coast across North America from the Yukon to New Orleans most recently featured in the Inuit Gallery in Vancouver. Sage is currently attending the Frieda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art learning from master carvers; Stan Bevan, Ken McNeil, Dean Heron, and Dempsey Bob.
“Art, as a forum of literacy, a study to the viewer. I believe has the ability to empower a nation. Art carries stories, feelings, the past and what is to come. Art has the power to bend physics and share secrets to an audience, if you choose to listen. That choice builds a personal relationship, something that I face every time I pick up a pencil or a knife. This feeling captivates me and forces me to create.
I study and make First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast. I am a carver that is learning his ancestry through the language of forum line and from the spirits behind the masks. This art heals me, and with that I hope one day I can share that healing with others from my own art.” Mashi Cho (thank you)
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