Joseph Michael Leonard Mickey is a member of the Hesquiaht First Nations/Nuuh-chah-Nulth. Hesquiaht village is located about 40 miles north of Tofino on Vancouver Island. He credits his father Mark Mickey Sr. for teaching and mentoring him. Since he comes from a large renowned family of artists, and brings the talent needed for this art, his pieces of art carving are really detailed. He carves in the traditional way. He loves to work with the traditional cedar and cedar bark.