Artist: Mark Sixbey
Tsimshian Native Carver
Medium: Alder Wood, Paint, Paua Abalone Shell, Leather Strap
Measurements: 15" x 9½"
Mark Sixbey is a Tsimshian woodcarver (Wolf Clan) from Metlakatla, located on Annette Island Reserve, Alaska. He began his artistic training with master carver Jack Hudson at Annette Island School District in 1992, learning design, sculpture and toolsmithing. He served in the Marine Corps from 2002-2006, with two deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom as a field reporter for DoD television and newsprint. He moved back to Alaska with an honorable discharge and now lives in Sitka. His works appear in galleries and museums throughout Southeast Alaska.