Heber Reece (1955 – )
Pacific Northwest Coast, Canada
Heber takes the Killerwhale, the great hunter of the ocean, as his predominant family crest symbol. He is a self-taught carver who has been making Pacific Northwest Coast First Nation’s art since the late 1970s.
Heber`s preferred medium is wood sculpture, but he is a versatile artist who also paints and makes jewellery in the traditional style of his nation. During his carving career, Heber studied at the prominent K`san First Nation’s art school in Hazelton, B.C.
In 1995 Heber aided in carving a 30-foot totem pole for the Common Wealth Games. Presently he resides in Terrace, B.C. and is embarking on carving a totem pole for an establishment in Bellingham, WA.
Heber comes from a long line of master carvers and is considered to be in the same level himself. He is one of many artists who are preserving his cultural background through his artwork for future generations.