Joe Wilson is a Hak'wesagame' Kwakwaka'wakw artist born in 1966. He is a descendant of the ‘Namgis First Nation, and a grandson of Chief Alvin Edgar Alfred. Joe began carving at age 21 after being exposed to the work of master carver Willie Seaweed. Joe is well known for his very detailed oriented wood carvings and his elaborate silver, copper and gold jewelry. Besides many others, Joe headed a large project in the Netherlands, the Dolfinarium Harderwijk. The project replicated a Kwakwaka'wakw village on the lagoon that incorporates the legend of the Undersea Kingdom.