About the artist
Steve Smith (Dla’kwagila) (1968) was born in Oweekeno Village in Campbell River, B.C. In 1987, Steve was introduced to both carving and painting by his late father, Kwakwaka’wakw artist Harris Smith (Lalkawilas). Their collaborative effort produced unique sculptures in basswood, yellow cedar and alder. Smith Steve has also worked with his brother, established Kwakwaka’wakw artist Rod Smith.