|Dempsey Bob has gained a new award for his long standing |
craft and commitment to Northwest carving and art
(from the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media arts)
The accolades continue to arrive for famed Thaltan-Tlingit master carver Dempsey Bob, who was named among the winners today of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and media Arts.
In the announcement his volume of work and dedication to his art is hailed by the Awards organizers for his impact on the arts not just in the Northwest but far beyond."He is recognized as one of few master carvers of his Nation who is pushing the art forward, successfully blending contemporary with the traditional style of Tahltan-Tlingit sculptural art, while remaining true to its complex protocols and unique design history.”