about the artist

Creations and ideas from the works of Sarah Jim are inspired by the absolute beauty of the lands and waters in which the W̱SÁNEĆ people have stewarded since time immemorial. Sarah is a visual artist from the small village of Tseycum in W̱SÁNEĆ, along with Mexican, Russian-Jewish, and English ancestry. Although she has received a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria, most of her work and teachings are self-taught and community based. These works are reflections of land-based relationships; ecosystems, the connection between human and non-human kin, and the power of restorative practices. Creating artwork has been a valuable way of advocating for indigenous ecosystems and ways of being, along with being a powerful form of medicine. 

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Coast Salish territory // Vancouver Island



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