Artist: Charlie Johnson
This unique art piece can serve either as a Halibut sculpture, or as a Halibut flat bowl. This piece is hand carved from alder wood by Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation artist Charlie Johnson.
Halibut is an abundant food source, it is believed the Halibut threw off its skin and fins to emerge as the first Human after the Great Flood subsided.
Measurements: 14" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/2"
About The Artist
Charlie Johnson was born in 1964 and is from Kingcome Inlet. He began carving in 1980 at the age of 15. Charlie was inspired by his father Sam Johnson and his own desire to explore the culture and the art form.
Charlie has carved with Simon Dick and Beau Dick and also Joe Peters. He has also taken art classes through North Island College from 1983 to 1987.
Charlie Johnson works mostly in wood and specializes in masks, rattles, and bowls. Charlie's work has been purchased by museums and collectors around the world. Charlie's Bear Mask was included in a recent article in National Geographic. American Native Art is a must to anyone's collection.