Bear Paddle, 2014 by Ross Henderson, Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation red cedar, pigment 60" long x 6" wide x 1" deep
Ross Hendersonwas born in Alert Bay, BC on October 12, 1970. Currently, Ross resides in Fort Rupert, BC. As a teenager he was influenced by his brother, Jonathan Henderson. He works with Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Trevor Hunt, and has been seriously carving since 2002. In 2015, Ross was commissioned to create a special double-sided paddle to commemorate Rocky Mountaineer Train Tours’ 25th Anniversary. He works in a traditional Kwakwaka'wakw style, and enjoys carving masks, Hamat'sa masks, and paddles.