Gift of the Salmon
Artist: Bill Helin
“They grew and they grew until each sprouted a tail. Then two eyes and a mouth, both male and female.”
Bill Helin’s lyrical text and engaging illustrations will delight readers of all ages with this story about the origin of the salmon and its food chain and life cycle.
About The Artist
Tsimshian Norwegian artist Bill Helin (WeLaaxumYout) was born in Prince Rupert B.C. in 1960. He began working as an artist in 1979, creating traditional Tsimshian wood carvings, jewelry and painting.
His art has ranged from creating large wood projects such as the 40 foot Ravensong Canoe in 1993 and working on the world's largest totem pole in 1994 to the illustration of a range of children's books
Bill has also worked with NASA and the Canadian Space Agency to create mission patches for astronauts and related educational materials.