- Categories: Masks,Plaques,Totem Poles
- Totem Symbols: Owl
- Artists: Wesley Wyse
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
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The Owl is highly respected as they are thought to represent the spirit of deceased ancestors, imparting their knowledge and acting as a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds. Representing wisdom, intuition and sacred knowledge, they will sometimes bring warnings and prophecies to the people.
(Nation: Coast Salish) Wesley Wyse was born in Nanimo B.C. in 1980. He and was taught by his late stepfather, Coast Salish artist Joe Becker, whom he worked with until 2009. He later learned carving and engraving techniques from artist Kelvin Thompson. Wesley has developed his skills and carving techniques and has now established himself as a well known artist. He works in red and yellow cedar and carves totems, plaques, 3D sculpture and talking sticks. His work is known for it’s a high attention to detail, fine line work and and a clean finish.