Art in the Park
Carver Keom works on a traditional medicine chest – photo 250News
Prince George, B.C. – When the sun is shining, the day warm, there is no better place for an artist to be than in a park.
First Nations traditional carver, Keom was in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park taking advantage of today’s beautiful sunshine to work in on a special cedar box he has created.
It takes about a day to put the box together, but much longer to carve to intricate “Spirit Art” design that adorns the top of the box.
A self taught artist, Keom also makes drums, and has passed that knowledge on to Peter Schori ( shown at right applying paint to a wolf design)
“I’m just learning” says Schori who has been making the drums for about two months, but he is drumming up business.
Once finished, the particular box Keom he is working on would be priced at $850 dollars but Keom says any artist should be flexible when pricing their work “An artist’s motto, when you make a piece and then you sit on it, and sit on it because you’re stuck on a price, you’re going to be a starving artist. So if you have a chance to sell it, sell it, ’cause we can always make another one.”