Jason Gobin

Artist Statement

My name is Jason Gobin, known as Hik Stubs in the Tulalip dialect. I am a member of the Tulalip Tribes.  My parents are Tom and Christie Gobin, my grandparents are Bernie and Delores Gobin, Charles and Pat Strid. I was born July 1st 1978 in Everett, WA. I have been doing native art work since I was a young boy learning from my grandfather Bernie Kia Kia Gobin and my uncle Joe Gobin.

My focus is on the revitalization of the Salish art forms and utilizing it in many different mediums.  I am carving, painting, weaving, and working in metal, glass and digital media.

A few years ago my uncle Joe and I carved our small family canoe, the Butterfly. This canoe was used in our first Salmon Ceremony that year.  I have been involved in the Salmon Ceremony at Tulalip all of my life. I have also been a commercial fisherman all of my life.  Today, I am the caretaker and one of the skippers for our tribal sea going canoes here at Tulalip.  I have been involved in the canoe journeys since 1997. I have been involved with our tribal design project at Tulalip.  This program provides all the major public art for all of our tribal government facilities and the Tulalip resort.  In the future I would like to carry on the tradition of canoe carving that was brought back to Tulalip by Jerry Jones and my uncle Joe Gobin with the help of Bill Holm in 1988.  Also to work with other artist such as Shaun Peterson (Puyallup), my uncle Joe Gobin, Al Charles, and others to revitalize the Southern Puget Sound Salish art form and bring it into the future for the next generations.