Carved by Morris Johnny
4.5"h. x 6"w. 1"d.
About the artist Morris Johnny
Morris Johnny is of Kwakwaka’wakw and Cowichan First Nations descent. Born March 19, 1984, he has lived in Alert Bay since 1998. He has carved alongside Stephen Bruce, Don Svanvik and Bruce Alfred learning all the skills required for authenticity. Morris apprenticed with Stephen Bruce and helped to produce the 15 ft. totem that now stands outside the U’mista Cultural Centre. Morris credits his lineage for the legacy of traditional carving held in his family and that he continues to carry on. His family crests include the toothed Thunderbird, Killer Whale and the Grizzly Bear.
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