Musqueam artist ‘excited’ about collaboration with Canucks on new warmup jersey


Musqueam and Tsimshian artist Chase Gray says it was seriously difficult to keep his newest undertaking a solution.

That task was a collaboration with the Vancouver Canucks on a new warmup jersey the team is set to dress in on March 30 just before their sport in opposition to the St. Louis Blues.

“I have never genuinely experienced anything so large take place and I am just fired up about it,” Gray stated.

Gray, who designed the 2022 Canucks Initial Nations Evening warmup jersey, states the style and design was motivated by traditional Coastline Salish art.


“I imagine owning Salish art in our homeland, you know, being at the forefront on this big platform for a evening is genuinely interesting,” he said.

He also claims the jersey utilizes a few Musqueam colours: tumuth (pink ochre), sunset yellow and black.

In a social media write-up, the Canucks say the color of the jersey, as properly as the “Each Boy or girl Matters” shoulder patch are made use of to honour the Indigenous young children who had been victims and survivors of residential colleges, and acknowledge the ongoing path towards real truth and reconciliation.

Coastline Salish model art

Gray states he began to make digital artwork practically a yr back after purchasing an iPad.

He claims he initial discovered the Northwest Coastline formline style of art from his uncle. The formline fashion is used by costal Indigenous groups and features ovoids — an egg-like form — and “u” styles.

He is also been educating himself how to make Coastline Salish type art, which features ovals, crescents and trigons.

He generally helps make present-day and pop art and works by using shiny colors in his parts, he suggests.


Grey is hopeful his collaboration with the crew on the jersey will have a beneficial influence on his artwork career and bring attention to Coastline Salish tradition.

He suggests he’ll be at the sport future week with household and pals when the gamers acquire to the ice sporting the warmup jersey.

The jersey is the hottest in a series of collaborations with neighborhood artists. The group has also worn jerseys for Delight, Black Record Thirty day period, Lunar New Calendar year and Diwali.

CBC Information arrived at out to the Vancouver Canucks for comment but did not hear back.


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