37" long red cedar, cedar bark, acrylic paint. Cedar Bark by Wayne Bell.
David is Squamish on his mothers side, and Musqueam on his fathers side. He’s a longhouse dancer and speaks the hul’qumi'num language fluently. His Musqueam name is Gush-tane-m, and he also carries a Kwaguilth name which is Numigalas.
David developed his own style while carving red cedar for over 20 years. He began by watching and copying his father and other older carvers. He's been taught by Dave Nahani, Edmund Williams, Darren Lewis, Peter Charlie, and William Watts. He carves Masks, totem poles, and plaques.
David is available for custom orders. Any of these carvings can be reproduced in any size requested.