Charles J Craigan and T S Ni hUiginn are both of Salish origins, indigenous people of located on the Pacific Northwest of North America. People of the cedar and the salmon their natural environment and its diverse and their work incorporates design elements that are unique to the natives from this geographic area and has been practised for thousands of years.
Pacific Northwest Coast Form-line Art is a combination highly refined design elements along with a very spiritual practice. Utilising cultural and ancestral connection that the artist’s received from early childhood when both were encouraged and trained to be artists.
Every culture is unique and special, and all of our ancestors should be acknowledged for it is due to them that we all exist. T S Ni hUiginn is also of Gaelic (Irish) descent and have also passed on traditions and a passion for words that equals her passion for Illustration and Music. Her last name has been de-anglicized is in traditional Gaelic form in honour of her original ancestor and the family clan who shares that ancestry. Everyone of us has our own set of ancestors and we should all be allowed to be free to celebrate who we came from. Anyone who tries to re-define you or your understanding of reality as you know it should be discarded as that is not their job.
The song in the video is sung by her nephew Robert Higgins and the audio loop and mixing were provided by Paul Clifford’s Jawshop Studios.