Cultural Background: Tlingit, Yukon Territory
Mark Preston (Tenna‘Tsa‘Teh) was born in Dawson City, Yukon. He was of Tlingit and Irish descent and traveled extensively throughout British Columbia and the Yukon to market his work.
Mark studied and worked in various mediums including paper, cloth, wood, metals, stone and on glass. Mark also studied silver carving with well known master jeweler and carver, Gitksan artist Phil Janzé, while attending K’san in Hazelton.
“When I think about what art is, it is more than illustration or objects to be doted over. Art is the magic, the glue that binds us all together. It is the language that transcends its forms.”