David Robertson was born in 1943 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, located off the north east coast of Vancouver Island. He spent most of his adolescence growing up in the small village of Gwayi in Kingcome Inlet and is a member of the the Dzawada'enuxw Tribe of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations. It is here, at the age of five, where he found his true love for carving, after his father William Robertson taught him to carve for the first time. David carves in yellow and red cedar wood. Each piece of cedar is hand-picked and he spents many hours and days carving on each piece, until it's finished and satisfies his love for detail and expression in a traditional style of carving.