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Gwaai Edenshaw

Also known as Hluugiitgaa Gwaai Edenshaw is an artist from Haida Gwaii. He was born in 1977 to Jenny Nelson and Guujaaw, a drummer, carver and political leader. At sixteen years old Gwaai was mentored by the great Bill Reid and also by Hibby Gren. When he was nineteen, Gwaai worked on his first totem pole under the watch of his father, it was forty feet tall, and now stands in Indonesia.  Since then he has worked on three more poles with his father.