Ever wondered how those Northwest Coast Native artists create such beautiful wood carvings? In April, I will be featuring an interview with Cree/Mohawk carver Gary Starr, who was raised by his stepdad Reg Scow, a Kwakiutl from Alert Bay, British Columbia. Barry Scow, a well-known carver, taught and mentored Gary, who is known for his incredibly articulated masks and puppets.
Today, Starr made a visit to Cedar Works Gallery in Bellingham, Washington to participate in a public demo. Here is a teaser which speeds up the carving process for your enjoyment. The music you hear in the background ("Return") is from Shelley Morningsong's latest NAMA Award-Winning ("Album of the Year)CD "Full Circle."