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Tracy Starr

Tsimshian Nation (Killerwhale Clan)
 
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Tracy Starr

Tsimshian Nation (Killerwhale Clan)
 

Tracy (Johnson) Starr is from the Tsimshian Nation, Gisbutwada (Killerwhale Clan). She was born in Prince Rupert, BC, and raised in Lax Kw'alaams. Her family is originally from Kitkatla. 

"Inspired by my mother Melodie Johnson (née Starr), I have been carving since 2003. From 2003-07 my mentor was Merlin Robinson. I have assisted with carving the two totem poles which are now the entrance sign to Laxgalts'ap (Greenville, BC). I have also worked on plaques, paddles, bowls, and paintings. As a child growing up I watched my mother carve wood, silver jewellery, weave baskets, and make button blankets. I knew one day I would follow in her footsteps." 

For the past few years her focus has been developing her own unique carving style and perfecting the art of fine-line painting and design. Her specialty is carving and painting miniature wood masks and amulets, though she is eager to begin carving jewellery.


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