Jamie Gentry

Tribal Name: Kwakwaka'wakw| Region: Vancouver Island

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Hometown:
Sooke
Band Affiliation:
Da'naxda'xw First Nation
Tribal Affiliation:
Kwakwaka'wakw

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Artist Statement

I make moccasins, art cards, and quilts. The intention I have behind everything I make, is to make it with soul, and meaning. While I work, I think of the person who I am making it for, or the person who will one day discover my work. I believe it creates a connection that has been lost over the years.

Bio

My name is Jamie, and I am from the Kwakwaka’ wakw nation. I was born and raised in Victoria, BC. I come from a family of talented artists, who over time helped me discover my passion for fabrics and sewing.

I created Love In Everything mostly out of a desire to find a way to express my creativity. It has turned into a very therapeutic practice for me as well. I find it very meditative to be in my sewing studio, all by myself.

My main focus was to create fun, fashionable, yet comfortable items for children, with a huge emphasis on Upcycling/Recycling. There is an abundance of discarded items just waiting to be transformed into something amazing, and I for one love the challenge, as well as the feeling of knowing that I am saving one less item from the dump.

I also have fulfilled a long time dream of making moccasins. Footwear has always been a passion (some my say obsession) of mine. I love that I can now create my own footwear.

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Types of Work I Do

Beadwork|Moccasins or Mucklucks|Textile Works
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