By artist John Velten
Beaver Mask with Abalone
3D printed SLA resin
9" H x 7" W X L 7"
Has been designed with the purpose of representing the work of our ancestors, that have built an understanding of the land for thousands of years. One that keeps community strong, takes care of ecosystems, and the natural flow of the world.
Gilded with 24k Loose gold leaf, and blue ethically-sourced abalone shell.
Born and raised in Kwikwetlem (Coquitlam), John has been an illustrator from a young age. John’s studied Business and Fine Arts production under the mentorship of Alano Edzerza and Design Foundations through the mentorship of Rick Adkins. He continues his practice carving and sculpting with Phil Gray and Klatle Bhi.
Throughout the year of 2019, John’s involvement with the community has been providing & facilitating meetups for artists, providing spaces for creatives to pull together in the genres of visual art, music, dance and storytelling. He currently is studying part-time at the Visual College of Art and Design in the 3D modelling and animation program and is set to graduate December 2020.
John works independently as a fine artist, within modes of expression such as, painting, carving, metal works, mixed media, 3D modelling and illustration. John's work have been commissioned by The City of Vancouver, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver art community, Lunar Fest and Foundry BC.
John's Mixed roots stem from Europe, with German ancestry and North-West Territories with Dene ancestry. These Contrasting lineages speak to his perspective, ability as an artist and affluence of different cultures.
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