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Mark Preston

Mark Preston

Tlingit

(1960- )


Mark Preston (Tenna-Tsa-Teh) was born in Dawson City, Yukon. He is of Tlingit and Irish ancestry presently living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He learned about is Tlingit ancestry through family and school study. Initially, Mark began studying art through European masters such as Leonardo da Vinci but later discovered other notable masters: Bill Reid, Robert Davidson and Roy Vickers.

Mark has studied various mediums in paper, cloth, wood, metals, stone and most recently started working on glass. He began studying silver carving with well known master jeweler and carver Phil Janze (Gitskan Nation) at Hazelton, B.C.

“When I think about what art is, it is more than illustration or objects to be doted over. Art is the majic, the glue that binds us all together. It is the language that transcends its forms.”

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