Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Smudged Gitxsan Woman Singing Totem Pole

by


Chuck Ya'Ya Heit

Chuck Ya’Ya Heit

Gitxsan

(1957- )

“I think tradition is continually in a state of change, or innovation, constantly being altered to reflect the artists’ life experiences. Sometimes I think I have a duty to show the world something. Our art and our culture and our language have always been changing. Innovation is the second-oldest form of tradition.”