A weathered root drifted in with the tide and became entrenched into the sand. Seeing this conjured visions of Wasgo, the Sea Wolf, ready to stand guard. Its duty is to protect the beauty of Wickaninnish Bay, Pacific Rim National Park, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
April White, "Sgaan Jaad", was born on Haida Gwaii and is a descendant from the famous chief and carver, Charles Edenshaw.
When she needs to 'come home' for inspiration and rejuvenation, she has another home in Massett on Haida Gwaii. Perched on the northern tip of these rugged but beautiful islands, April says "in Masset I am really able to re-infuse myself with the power that comes from my Haida culture. When I'm creating art, I experience innate memories that deeply connect me to my cultural past. It's as if not my eyes, but only my brain is really doing the seeing. The feeling of this cerebral vision is supernatural...magical."
Creating art is everything for April---her life and inspiration. Take time and enjoy your visit with April and her art. Words can't begin to describe her work. Just a glimpse of what she imagines, and the myths and legends of her people, live forever in her art.