Stan Hunt is a Tsakis Kwaguilth artist from Fort Rupert on Vancouver Island.
Eagle, World Woman, Seabear Totem
Edition of 30
Wild Woman Totem
21 x 12 x 12
Edition of 12
A member of one of the first families of Northwest Coast carving, Stan was born in 1954. He comes from a family of international stature, which includes his father Henry Hunt and his grandfather Mungo Martin. Stan's brothers Richard and Tony Sr. are well-known carvers who mentored him early in his career.
In 1976 Stan apprenticed himself to his father, who first required him to make his own carving tools. Over the next three years he assisted his father on a half dozen Totem poles and carved smaller items for sale in Victoria.
In 1980, he and his brother Richard Hunt restored a 65-foot pole that had been created by his father for the Montreal Expo in 1967. Stan carved the first pole of his own in 1982, a commission for author Jean Auel.
He is equally renowned for his miniature totems and masks, and he has produced limited edition prints and bronzes.
Stan's interpretation of the Kwaguilth style is starkly traditional. No power tools or sandpaper are used. Only traditional tools: the adze, straight knife, and curved knife are used.
Stan's work can be found in museums and private collections around the world.
Sea Bear Totem
Edition of 12