George, Charlie Sr.
Charles “Charlie” George is originally from Bella Bella, in British Columbia’s Central Coast region. He’s a Heiltsuk First Nations wood carver, and has been honing his craft for more than 50 years. His hands are worn but steady. They still guide a sharp knife across planks of pale northern white-cedar while fragrant curls of wood fall near his feet. Charlie lives at Nuutsumuut with his wife and 3 sons. I took this picture of him, showing Charles with his signature piece of Art - The Blue Heron - with such powerful and loving expression.