At a very young age, Jared Kane was inspired by his grandfather, Harvey Kane. His grandfather was a quadriplegic who created unique art designs with a computer using a wooden stick. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Jared now creates amazing Northwest Coast art. An emerging artist from the Ta!an Kwach!an Council, Jared was born in Whitehorse in 1988 and has lived in the small northern city all of his life. He has also spent a significant amount of time in Haines Junction, Yukon and also in Klukshu.
Having had completed the Carving Our Path Program in 2007, Jared continued to create his own unique art in the advanced carving program, Journey Far. For the short amount of time that Jared spent with the Sundog Carving Program, he had the opportunity to work with some amazing artists. Having been taught by artists such as Vernon Asp, Ken Anderson, Louis McKenna, and Master Carver Wayne Price, Jared has created many Northwest Coast artworks including masks, panels, plaques, signs, and paddles. He was also a part of the 2009 Dugout Canoe Project.
Being of the Crow Clan, Jared prefers to work particularly with raven designs, but also enjoys trying new ideas and working with the many different art forms that Northwest Coast art has to offer. Although most of Jared’s carving time went into his own work at the carving studio, Jared also spent a significant amount of time teaching his skills to young students from the Elijah Smith Elementary School.
Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, 2012. Artist photo courtesy Dean Heron.
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