Pugwis Mask, 2000 by Trevor Hunt, Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation red cedar, cedar bark, mask 32” high x 11” wide x 8” deep
As a promising young artist at the age of 13, Trevor Hunt painstakingly learned the art of traditional form line design from his father, Stanley Clifford Hunt, and cousins, Tim Alfred and David Knox. Soon after, he began to sell his original paintings in Victoria, BC. Deciding he had mastered the art of painting and drawing, Trevor began to learn to carve.
In 1993 he had his first set of prints on show in Montreal and, since then, has had a new print published every year, as well as marketing many lines of personalised designer T- shirts.
He has designed many logos for businesses on his native Vancouver Island, and has carved over twenty five poles, including one exhibit that stands regally in the Port Hardy Arena.
Trevor prides himself on carving in the traditional form, while using his own style, which gives his work a unique interpretation and highly professional touch.