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Temoseng Chazz Elliott

Temoseng, (aka Chazz Elliott, Charles Elliott Jr.) was born in 1995 to the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen Nations. He was raised in W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) and still resides there.

Surrounded by family and culture, Temoseng began learning the ways of Coast Salish art and W̱SÁNEĆ teachings at a very early age. Temoseng attributes his desire to practice Coast Salish art to his father TEMOSEṈŦET (Charles Elliott Sr.). His mother Myrna Crossley-Elliott, a Salish blanket weaver, also bestowed a passion for learning about plant medicines.

Temoseng intertwines the knowledge of both his mother and father into his work. His art practice focuses on capturing the history, stories, legends, myths and knowledge of his peoples. He spends much of his time exploring new mediums. Temoseng’s works can be found in private collections across the world. His local public works are located at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, First Peoples Cultural Council, and Sidney Town Hall. 

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