Carol Young Bagshaw

Haida

Carol Young Bagshaw is an award-winning artist and member of the Tsiij git’anee clan of  Haida Nation Eagle moiety.  Although Carol had not had any formal training, she began working on sculpting in 2001. She originally starting carving little characters based on people around her or on photos of friends and family. She added more detail in later years, including masks, paddles and rattles. This led her to the famous Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, an intense two-year program taught by some of the most renowned artists in North America. Among her teachers were Dempsey Bob, Stan Bevan and Ken McNeil.

Carol says that art is her life, as it gave her purpose and meaning. She tries to represent her culture in the most respectful way and wants to honor the life and the world that surrounds her.

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