Alex Helin 

 

 

I take ultimate care and pride in every piece I create, knowing I’m passing along the beauty of my native culture to every client.

       My Grandfather was “Hyemass” Arthur H. Helin. My great grandparents were Maude and Henry Helin-both chiefs of the Tsimshian nation. Born November 11, 1987 in nanaimo, B.C. Canada. I’ve creatively assisted my father Bill Helin with since I was 6 years old with several big wood sculpture projects. At the age of 8 I was the youngest carver to work on the “Worlds Tallest” totem pole for the Commonwealth games in Victoria B.C. That same year I helped my dad carve the 40ft long “Ravensong” canoe and helped paddle it to the Victoria Common wealth Games.

For 10 years now I have been independently creating my own custom pieces of art while being apprenticed under my dads wing for the first 4 years. I’ve made thousands    of custom pieces over the years from rings, bracelets, pendants, and earrings and have accumulated a ton of experience and feel I have mastered the tsimshian traditional style. Of course every artist has there own unique, distinct style.

Alex Helin
With my style of deep carving along with attention to fine detail, my work stands out as second to none from my competition.  I take ultimate care and pride in every piece I create, knowing I’m passing along the beauty of my native culture to every client.

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