23" Square PanelTrevor Hunt, Kwakwaka'wakw
Trevor Hunt, Kwakwaka'wakw.
23" x 23" x 2"
Sandblasted red cedar, acrylic paint.
As a young artist at the age of 13, Trevor began to sell his original paintings, in Victoria, B.C. After learning the traditional formline, he began to carve Kwakwaka'wakw art, from his Father Stanley Clifford Hunt, and cousins Tim Alfred, and David Knox. He has designed many logos and has carved over twenty-five poles, including one that stands in the Port Hardy Arena. Trevor prides himself on carving in the traditional form while using his own style, which gives his art a unique touch.
To date, he has traveled to Friday Harbour, Washington State, Phoenix, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Seattle, and Vancouver, for art shows, and carving demonstrations.
Teaching the youth to carve is very important to Trevor, so he takes time out to teach the children, of Wagulis School in Fort Rupert, as well as Fort Rupert Elementary, where he was asked to donate a drum design for the school in 2011, which they use as their new logo.
Trevor currently lives in Fort Rupert, the traditional home of the Kwaguilth people, with his wife and 3 children. He continues to study the Kwaguilth art form.