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Wolf Spirit design by Leslie Wells


Artist: Leslie Wells
Location: Semiahmoo Library (1815 152 Street)
Category: Civic collection
Year: 2021

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."

His other public artworks in Surrey include Under the Double Eagle and Elder Moon with fellow artist and brother Leonard Wells, as well as Eight Salmon Heads.