This design is inspired by a Coast Salish carved comb. Three Salish design elements, (oval, trigon and crescent) create two wolf heads and the abstract depiction of the anatomical features of the wolves.
In Coast Salish stories, the Wolf is known for its strong hunting skills that are necessary to provide for this family-oriented creature. The Wolf is sometimes associated as the First Nations bands themselves since both Aboriginals and Wolves hunt, gather, and defend.
lessLIE, or Leslie Robert Sam (born 1973) is a Coast Salish artist from Duncan, BC. This highly talented and original artist works in multi-media, but particularly enjoys dealing with serigraphs. As a graduate student at the University of Victoria, he studied conventional Coast Salish art. The artist draws on traditional iconographic elements, while inventively intertwining his art with contemporary texts.