Original art by Carrielynn Victor. The Rufous Hummingbird piece can be viewed at the Highstreet Mural Wall – located across from Envision Financial. In observance of the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation.
This piece is inspired by the lives and travels of the Rufous Hummingbird. With their North American population in decline and habitat under threat, these beautiful birds are an inspiration for their strength and determination to complete their annual migration each year. Known to ride a jet stream, hummingbirds are a symbol for reaching great heights in order to achieve what needs to be done.
CARRIELYNN VICTOR – XÉMONTALOT
Eastern Fraser Valley-based artist, Carrielynn, is a descendant of Coast Salish ancestors that have been sustained by S’olh Temexw (our land) since time immemorial, and Western European ancestors that settled around Northern Turtle Island in the 1600’s. Carrielynn was born and raised in S’olh Temexw and nurtured by many parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Along with owning and operating an art practice, Carrielynn maintains a communal role as a plant practitioner, and is the Manager of Cheam First Nation’s Environmental Consultancy. The philosophy and responsibilities of these land-based communal roles are fundamental for informing story, style and the details of Carrielynn’s artwork.
With ancient and modern design principles combined, Carrielynn’s professional artistic practice takes the form of murals, canvas paintings, drums, paddles, and in recent years, illustrations for scientific reports and children’s books.