Paula Wesley is a Sto:lo and Tsimshian Nation born and raised in Terrace, B.C. As an artist of two cultures, First Nations and Deaf, she brings a unique perspective to her art. In addition to her contemporary practice, Wesley advocates the revitalization of Indigenous Languages that also includes Indigenous Sign Languages in Canada. These are the oldest sign languages in the world. She does not want to lose them. What she wants is for these indigenous to grow so these signs can be shared and transferred to disseminate stories and knowledge, but at the same time provide support for the people using them to engage in the mainstream.
A master carver once told in carving class, "You know, if you are a dancer and know how to dance like the flow. This means you would be the best carver and artist because this has to be flowing like smooth and connected.