Chilliwack (Paid Advertisement) – The inspiration for Indian Art’s Pendants comes from his experience with the ancient ceremonies of indigenous people. As a youth and novice in the culture of the Anishinabe, Art saw the pendants made from available materials such as copper, bone, and beaded decorations worn by Elders, to reflect the beauty of the natural world and the colours of contemporary life. They became the inspiration for his work and his designs today.
Art has wide experience with intertribal indigenous customs and practices—from woodlands to the coastal tribes, as well as the great North. He has always admired the creativity and resourcefulness that the participants of the various ceremonies and pow wow dancers exhibited in creating their paraphernalia. Animals, birds, mythical beings, memories of visions and dreams, and stories of a bygone era, as well as the blending of the past, future and present, became fused in their decorations.
Each Indian Art Shofley Pendant is unique. The artistic experience, rooted deep in the Aboriginal Community and often incorporating elements of the history and mythology of other cultures, from Celtic to African, as a reminder of his vision of the interconnectedness of all life on Mother Earth.
Art C. Shofley
Suite 134, 8-6014 Vedder Road
Chilliwack, BC, V2R 5P5
Tel: (604) 845-4779
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