Carved by Gary Peterson
9.5"h. x 9"w. x 4"d.
About the artist Gary Peterson
Gary Peterson is from the ‘Namgis First Nation. Gary’s first native art teacher was Francis Dick at the T̕łisalagi’lakw ‘Namgis First Nation’s School. While the other kids were playing out at the playground during recess and lunchtime, Gary was observing his cousins Wayne, Bruce, and Harold Alfred as well as friends Eugene “Puggy” Isaac and Chief Don Svanvik as they carved. Gary would also go after school to watch the carvers for endless hours, while his mother and father were at work. This was a fortunate opportunity as he was sent after school to his grandmother Ethel and grandfather Alvin Alfred’s and they lived near the carving shop. Gary credits all of these people for grooming him to be the person his is today. He also acknowledges William “Wa” Wasden Jr. as one of the many, who have inspired him to becoming an artisan.
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