Lost Forest koopt de artikelen van enkele leveranciers uit Noord-Amerika, met name uit British Columbia (Canada). Deze leveranciers werken samen met kunstenaars/designers die deel uitmaken van één (of meerdere) volken binnen de First Nations van de Noordwestkust. Zij betalen deze kunstenaars voor hun ontwerpen/designs. Ook is in de meeste gevallen sprake van 'royalties' of vergoedingen voor elk verkocht item met hun design.
Hieronder de namen en ook een aantal gezichten bij designs die Lost Forest in de collectie heeft. Dit overzicht wordt nog verder aangevuld.
Meer over Aaron Nelson Moody (Coast Salish) (eigen website kunstenaar)
“I am honoured to design these shawls for my daughters. As an artist, I feel it is my responsibility to pass down my culture and to make it available to a wider audience.”
“I am honoured to share my culture and appreciate when people show
their respect by using products that feature my designs.”
Allan Weir, Haida
“Art is my language, and an expression of who I am and where I come from. Sharing my culture helps to honour
and preserve it.”
Ben Houstie, Bella Bella
Tsimshian native artist Bill Helin enjoys a very rewarding career as a creative gold engraver, painter, woodcarver, and book illustrator. He loves to paint mythological images to educate people on the history of the Tsimshian nation and the many stories passed down through his ancestors. His greatest passion however is to spiritually represent and bond individuals together through the use of native Life Crest symbols.
Meer over Bill Helin (eigen website kunstenaar)
As a Crow of the Tlingit tribe, Clifton Fred’s artistic sensibility reflects the views and achievements of his cultural ancestry. As he puts it “through our art I hope we can remind each other of who we were, what we did, and how we felt. If understanding our beginnings enable us to know our ends, then we may find that all cultures have the same origins and therefore the same destiny. Knowing this we can do nothing other than work together.”
Meer over Clifton Fred (externe website)
“Water is Life, Water is Healing, Water is Health, Water is Cleansing.
It is a right to have access to clean water.“
Corey Bulpitt, Haida
“I appreciate the cultural and artistic knowledge that my father taught me, and now realize the responsibility I have to share it.”
Doug Horne, Coast Salish
Meer over Eric Parnell (op externe website)
“When I return to my traditional land, I am honoured to see people wearing and using items that I designed.”
“Art is central in our traditions and expresses who we are as a people.
I am honoured to be an artist and share our culture with the world.”
Ernest Swanson, Haida
“Art is to be displayed, used as a part of every day life and enjoyed by all.”
“Our art retells our ancestors’ stories about our connection to the land that we have
respectfully lived on for thousands of years.”
Francis Horne Sr., Coast Salish
Meer over Joe Wilson-Sxwaset (eigen Facebookpagina)
“Wearing scarves with our authentic designs recognizes and honours our
women. I am honoured to be part of the Sacred Shawl program to support women and children.”
Justien Senoa Wood, Northern Tutchone, Dene
Meer over lessLIE (externe website)
“Our stories share our First Nations cultural beliefs, values and way of life. These books are valuable teaching resources for all ages.”
Melaney Gleeson-Lyall (Point), Musqueam, Coast Salish
Meer over Ryan Cranmer (externe website)
Shain Jackson is a Coast Salish Artist from the First Nation community of Sechelt. He is also a lawyer who has represented Aboriginal communities throughout British Columbia.
Meer over Shain Jackson (externe website)
Born in 1981 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Kelly Robinson's roots and family originate in Bella Coola, BC with descendants from both the Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth nations. He was exposed to First Nations artwork from an early age and has always been interested in learning and refining the art- specifically the unique design forms of the Nuxalk.
Meer over Kelly Robinson (externe website)
Klatle-Bhi (pronounced “Klath-Bay”) is an artist of Squamish and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestry. He grew up in the Kwakiutl culture of mask dancing, singing, and potlatching and has played a prominent role in the recent revival of the sea-going canoe journeys. Klatle-Bhi’s art is an expression of his personal and spiritual journey, as well as a reflection of his respective cultures.
Meer over Klatle-Bhi (eigen site kunstenaar)
Meer over en door Mervin Windsor (eigen Facebookpagina)
Meer over Morgan Asoyuf (-Green) (eigen website kunstenaar)
“Art shows that I truly love and care Art is a wonderful way to share
This is art that I personally love to wear.”
“I was raised in a way of life based on hunting, fishing, feasting, singing,
dancing and visual arts. Art has always been communicated as an expression of spirit to the connections to people and the ways of life.”
“Northwest Coast design has always served a functional purpose.
Formline meets function with Native Northwest, and some of
my most integral artwork has been placed on these environmentally
Paul Windsor, Haisla, Heiltsuk
“Creating art has been my passion since childhood. I prefer to express myself through art, and particularly through the traditions that I was raised in.”
“I create art that connects me to my family, our traditions and our spirit
Simone Diamond, Coast Salish
Meer over T.J. Young (eigen website kunstenaar)
Meer over T.J. Young (artikel/interview externe website)
“It is amazing having my designs on a range of Native Northwest products. It is a good way to share my art and
get my name out there. My art can now be easily afforded and allow people to enjoy an
item with one
of my designs on it.”
Trevor Angus, Gitxsan