Haida Artist, Jaalen Edenshaw

Meet Haida Artist, Jaalen Edenshaw

View our collection of artworks by Jaalen Edenshaw.

Jaalen EdenshawDiscover the captivating world of the Haida Artist, Jaalen Edenshaw. Immerse yourself in rich cultural expressions through Jaalen's indigenous art. Explore now & be inspired!

Jaalen Edenshaw's artwork emerges from experiences growing up on Haida Gwaii. At its core, his art is storytelling, whether he tells of a time of the Supernaturals or the present day battles. Time comes and goes, but they are still here on these islands. The stories weave together.

He seeks to share our stories through his art. He finds inspiration in the depth and breadth of Haida stories. He visited elders as a child and has depended on their knowledge ever since. Learning the stories is a life long pursuit and is as much of the process, as is the carving. For each piece of work, he delves into the stories to ensure that he is not knowingly making a mistake in the telling. Once he feels comfortable in the story, he begins.