Born in 1998 in British Columbia, Eagle Clan Tsimshian artist Sierra Spencer lives in the community of Kitselas. Her grandmother was from Kitkatla and grandfather from Driftpile, Alberta. Spencer has always been interested in the arts; sketching whatever cartoon she favoured on TV. She never missed a chance to take art class is High school. After graduating, Spencer’s family encouraged her to enter the art class of Freda Diesing. She has now started to take her art more seriously. Her pieces have been shown at the Terrace Art Gallery.
“Being such a young artist is scary, there’s a whole lot of room for mistakes. I’ve had to scold myself a bit whenever I think I’m ruining a piece of wood I’m carving, It’s not that I’m ruining it, I’m enhancing it, I’m putting my heart into this piece, and what comes out is a labour of love.
First Nations Art is very soothing, carving is like reading a good book, you relax and just focus on the piece, next thing you know four hours have passed and its lunchtime, it’s a good silence to the hectic sounds of everyday life, I always feel eager to start again where I left off.”
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101-1669 West 3rd Ave.
Canada V6J 1K1
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one block West of the Granville Island gates
Between Pine St. and Fir St.
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