Born on Vancouver Island and raised on an off-grid float house in her own Tla-o-qui-aht Territory, Ivy has grown up with two very artistic parents. Her mother Robin Cargill, a “jill of all trades” in the art world, and her father Carl Martin, a Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver. From a young age, she found inspiration in every direction and was drawn to art as a form of self-expression. She learnt different techniques and art forms from her parents, friends, and family. Her explorations of drawing and painting grew to include carving, crochet, embroidery, block printing, jewelry, sculpture, and even traditional hand poked tattoos. She is constantly looking for new inspiration through art and expanding her artistic portfolio. Drawing on her Art of Hosting training and graphic recording skills, she has recently immersed herself in arts-based community facilitation through creating visual representations of stories being shared. She loves the practice because it reminds her of how Tla-o-qui-aht people would have recorded important teachings and histories in the past. She hopes to continue to carve her own path in the arts sector and is eager for the opportunities and connections that Carving on the Edge will provide.