From the Spirit: James Wedzin

From the Spirit: James Wedzin

“James Wedzin” Episode 25 (2009, 24 minutes)

James Wedzin is a Tlicho artist from Behchoko (Fort Rae), Northwest Territories, who praises his grandmother for inspiring and encouraging his early interest in traditional art. He watched her create intricate beadwork endlessly and developed his own sense of art style. James is known for his northern landscapes, animal imagery and northern lights.

This 26-part series of half-hour documentaries presents the work and thoughts of a diverse group of Aboriginal artists. Twenty-four of them are Canadian--from British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Ontario; the other two are American--a painter from Montana and a glass blower from Seattle. By definition, artists are people who live on the edge, and Aboriginal artists have had a tougher journey than most.
The stories in this series are from artists who would not quit, even in the face of adversity and who have made a difference to both their communities and to the world of contemporary art.

Directed by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart
Produced by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart, Earth Magic Media

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From the Spirit: James Wedzin