Alvin was born in Prince Rupert in B.C. He is a self-taught artist who works in gold, silver, wood and argillite. Alvin is a member of the Haida nation. Beginning his career as an artist in 1971, Alvin has established himself as a prominent artist, and his style reflects intricacy, experience and quality. Alvin is one of the many Haida artists who, through maintaining the traditional Haida carving style, is aiming to preserve his heritage for future generations. In 2010, Alvin received the esteemed “British Columbia Achievement Award” for First Nations ‘Art.
The creator, transformer and trickster. Legend says the Raven released the sun and moon, and discovered mankind in a clamshell. The Raven also brought the salmon and the water to man, and taught people how to fish and hunt. The Raven is one of the two main crests of the Haida.