Chris grew up on the Salish Seas surrounded by his grandfather, dad, and uncle's fishing and hunting. He found his inspiration for carving by observing the flow and movement of the fish, seals, whales, deer, and eagles. He started carving at the age of 9 and has been carving ever since.

"I carve on red and yellow cedar. I have also carved on fir, yew and alder. My work consists of small to large Plaques (flat and 2D), Sculptures, Poles, Spindles, and I am willing to try any idea presented to me at least once. Transformations On The Shore is a carving contest I enter in once a year for the last few years and placed 2nd twice and 1st place once. I create glass portraits, 3D art and currently apprenticing in soapstone carvings and silver jewelry."

-Excerpt from Authentic Indigenous


Salish Killerwhale

Artist Chris Sparrow

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