As an experienced and accomplished Native American artist, Wayne produces totem poles, masks, rattles, spoons, bentwood boxes, canoes (both model and finished 18′ functional canoes) and dance regalia using traditional Tlingit Indian styles. Wayne began his career in carving at Alaska Indian Arts in 1971. Working with artist Leo Jacobs, Ed Kasko, John Hagen, Clifford Thomas and Jenny Lyn Smith, Wayne gained the knowledge of how to make tools and design 2 and 3 dimensional art of the Northwest Coast emphasizing in the style of the Tlingit Indians. Working on totem poles throughout the Southeast for the last 27 years, Wayne has earned the reputation as Master Carver. His totem poles can be found in Angoon, Wrangell, Sitka, Skagway, Saxman and Haines, Alaska. Wayne’s artwork can also be seen in Seattle, Washington, and Japan. In 1995 Wayne carved the canoe that greeted the “Hawaii’iloa” a 57 foot sailing canoe when it arrived in Haines on July 10th. This six week voyage from Seattle was a part of a reawakening among Hawaiian Natives. An artist for over 25 years Wayne produces artwork for retail shops and galleries throughout Southeast Alaska and Washington.