Coast Tsimshian, 1955
Killer Whale Moon
Heber Reece was born in Klemtu, in northern British Columbia. He received formal training at the K’San First Nation’s art school in Hazelton, BC, and currently lives in Terrace, on the Skeena River. Heber learned to carve from Vernon Stephens, Victor Reece, Henry Greene, Art Sterritt and Earl Muldoe. Although his preferred medium is wood, he has also explored painting and printmaking and recently worked with noted artist Henry Green to learn about the creation of jewelry in the Tsimshian tradition. The eagle and the killer whale, both prevalent images in his work, are family crests that Heber inherited from his father.