Although Michael only began carving at the age of 22, he quickly realized this to be his life’s vocation. Since then, he has worked to create a prolific body of work, gradually perfecting his technique and his own unique style. He currently lives in Creston in BC.
Michael’s work is characterized by meticulous accuracy and attention to detail. His carvings embody smooth flowing curves, and a muted palette that respects the Kwakiutl tradition. He carves mostly in Red and Yellow cedar, from old growth trees of the Pacific North West, though he has carved in Soapstone and is an accomplished painter. Click here for examples of recent work .