Making a Drum
Artist: Bill Helin
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.