A graduate from the Fashion Arts program at Kwantlen, Gaye has always been interested in textiles and needle arts. It wasn’t until meeting Brenda Crabtree, the Director of the Aboriginal Gathering Place (AGP) at Emily Carr University, that Gaye began working with indigenous materials.
A great admirer of craft, Gaye has always marveled at what people are capable of creating. These works, often from humble beginnings, have been the driver behind Gaye’s desire to create.
The first question most people ask when viewing Gaye’s work is “how long did that take.” She hopes her works demonstrate that with time, we are all capable of appreciating and creating things of beauty.
A committed writer, Gaye was given an honourable mention for her creative non-fiction, and has had a feature length script short listed for a script writing contest.
Gaye’s works, along with works from Brenda Crabtree, Kajola Morewood, and Michelle Sound, are on view now at the Cultural Fabric exhibit at the CCBC Shop & Gallery until October 4.