John Marston is a young Salish artist who over the past fifteen years has become one of BC’s most important new First Nations’ artists. A carver schooled in traditional practices, John has developed his own style of carving that reflects the legends and stories of the Coast Salish people. His outstanding work in bent boxes shows imagination and attention to detail. John’s belief in the importance of cross-cultural experiences has taken him on travels to Papua, New Guinea and Japan. And at home, John is establishing a workshop for young First Nations’ artists.
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