Title: Scolder Dives for Berries
Artist: Carrielynn Victor - Stó:lō
Event: Vancouver Mural Festival
Details: Carrielynn’s Stellar’s Jay design may seem familiar to those who frequent Mount Pleasant due to the fact that in 2018 it was chosen to fly on banners in the iconic Vancouver neighbourhood. In addition to several murals around the Lower Mainland, she has a successful practice with acrylic, watercolour, pencil, and digital art. It’s no surprise that nature is a major inspiration for her as in addition to her successful art practice she holds certificates in environmental services and manages an environmental consulting firm.
This piece was initially planned for the corner of Main & Broadway, however legal & insurance negotiations with the building representatives meant that VMF had to find a new home in a short time-frame. This location ended up being a perfect fit alongside a large number of other pieces that went up in Main Alley for the 2017 Festival.
About Carrielynn Victor:
Born into an Indigo generation, with an innate desire to make progressive change through art, voice and action, Carrielynn is fueled by the passion to leave positive imprints within the earth and the people. Carrielynn’s ancestors come from around the world, with ancestors from Scottish, English and Irish descent arriving in the Americas in the early 1600s and Coast Salish ancestors that have been sustained by S’olh Téméxw (Our Territory) since time immemorial. Carrielynn was born and raised in Coast Salish territory, or the Fraser Valley, nurtured by many parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Carrielynn currently lives in the community her late father came from, Cheam, and works for the Stó:lō Tribal Council & The People of the River Referrals Office, providing research for Rights & Title matters as well as serving in a liaison role to community leadership.
Vancouver Mural Festival’s Indigenous Program supports artists and organizations in the creation of public art and workshops for youth. We believe Coast Salish and other Indigenous artists have the power to reshape urban spaces by reflecting their contemporary and traditional values, stories, experiences, and ideas in this lasting and tangible way.
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Note: Our definition of Indigenous includes First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.