Artist Bio: 

Tlicho Dene Matthew Vukson from Brantford, ON. Matthew is a bead artist that specializes in the two-needle method and founder of 7th Fire Beading Designs. His work involves beading subject matter regarding traditional and contemporary practises through the lens of past, present and future. He has always been around beading; the love of traditional culture and its rich legacy has been passed down to him through the women in his family. Matthew likes to share stories that are told by ever changing patterns and colors. He uses the healing power of art as a form of reclamation and resurgence. The artistry, spirituality and empowerment of beading are his lifelong personal and research interests.

“In beading stories are told by patterns but colors give these stories depth and feeling." 

Last Updated: May 24, 2023

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