Thunderbird Model Totem by Erich Glendale, Kwakwaka'wakw
Thunderbird Model Totem, 2006 by Erich Glendale, Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation yellow cedar 16" high x 5" wide x 5" deep
Erich Glendale is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation. Born in Campbell River in 1972 but his roots stem from Knights Inlet. Erich now resides in Port Alberni B.C.and began carvingnorthwest coast native art in 1990. Yellow cedar has always been his preference but he also works with red cedar. Rattles, masks, sculptures, bowls, small totem poles, panels, and talking sticks are the types of wood carvings that erich has carved over the years. In 2006 he also began engraving silver and gold. Native artrings, pendants, and bracelets are the type of jewelry he has learned to create with the help and guidance of Nuu-chah-nulth artist Gordon Dick.