Artist: Leslie Wells
Location: Semiahmoo Library (1815 152 Street)
Category: Civic collection
About Wolf Spirit
Leslie Wells's vinyl wrap design for a wall in Semiahmoo Library depicts a man surrounded by his spirit guides—two wolves. The wolves, Wells says, are a hunter’s helpers, as “they will chase the deer right to your door.”
About the Artist
Leslie Wells is an artist of the Semiahmoo First Nation who creates carvings, paintings, jewellery, and prints. He has apprenticed with Haida artist Robert Davidson, assisting him on a house post that now resides in White Rock. In 2008, Wells graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program at the Native Education College in Vancouver led by Kwakwaka’wakw/Haida artist Dan Wallace. His work is often described as having a “quiet spirituality."