Chazz Elliott

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Chazz Elliott was born to the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen Nations, and raised in W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip). Chazz was inspired and influenced by his father’s carving and his mother’s knowledge of plants and medicine. Through his work, he has a curiosity for his relationship to nature. He says that the western ideals and beliefs have had a “harmful impact on the plants, animals, lands, oceans and ourselves.” Decolonizing the ways in which he thinks, works, eats, consumes, and entertains is his way of developing and recovering a bond with the natural world.


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