Artist of the Month – July
Jason Roberts, traditional name “Sxwoxil”, is from the Tzeachten First Nation within the Stó:lō Territory and a Tulalip Tribal member of Washington State.
Jason is a self-taught artist from childhood in the west coast Salish art style using mediums such as acrylic, pencil, pen pointillism, and computer graphics. He enjoys trying other crafts such as carving and beading. He is influenced largely by a love of his cultural teachings and living within his Stó:lō territory.
Canada 150 Logo
Jason’s inspiration when designing the Canada 150 logo was in the spirit of remembrance and reconciliation. The collaboration between the maple leaf and the Coast Salish design is his symbol for the remembrance of all First Nations people form the land before Canada became Canada 150 years ago. His hope as an artist is that this symbol will spark this remembrance and the path to reconciliation will continue to grow for our future generations.
Proudly emblazoned on commemorative Canada Day apparel and products, Jason’s design serves as an artistic touch to the celebrations held in honour of our country’s milestone sesquicentennial.