Gwaai Edenshaw is active/lives in British Columbia / Canada. Gwaai Edenshaw is known for sculpture, metal work, jewelry making, totem pole carving, painting.
Biography Gwaai Edenshaw
At the age of 16, Gwaai Edenshaw was mentored by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid. At 18, he worked on his first totem pole project under his father Guujaaw. This 40-foot totem now stands in Indonesia. Since then, they have completed more than three poles together, and he has also worked on a few totem pole projects with his brother, Jaalen.
In 2001, Gwaai assisted Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas with his graphic novel A Tale of Two Shamans. This collaboration encouraged his interest in experimenting with Haida themes. Gwaai has since gone on to complete the Jewellery Art and Design program at the Vancouver Community College, where he learned about the process of casting. As well, he is one of the founding members of the Q'altsi'da
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