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2022's Pink Shirt is Kindness is Power by Francis Horne Sr., Coast Salish.
The shirt's design features an eagle forming a heart. Eagles provide a vision of the power of love and kindness within us all.
Francis Horne Sr. is a Coast Salish artist born on October 18, 1954, in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was raised in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.
Francis began carving in 1972 and credits the late Simon Charlie, an accomplished artist and prominent Chief as an influential mentor. Largely self-taught, Francis gained his knowledge and mastery of carving and design through the study of the Salish art form.
Francis has been providing instruction in all aspects of carving for the past forty years. He is a carving instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley. The Indigenous Arts Certificate is the first university-level First Nations art course in Canada.
Francis has received international attention from collectors globally. His creative artwork can be found in Singapore, Italy, Colombia, and North America. The city of Duncan, known as the "City of Totem Poles", includes five of Francis's poles.
Residing in the Fraser Valley, Francis enjoys a successful career as a master carver, tool craftsman and graphic designer. His reputation for the elaborate detail, precise incisions and original design reflect both his expertise and dedication to maintaining a high standard of quality and collectivity of his artwork.