Heritage — Tsimshian
Coast Tsimshian artist Mike Epp was born in Matlakatla, British Columbia in 1962. Mike is a member of the Gitksan tribe and his matrilineal clan is that of the Raven.
Mike is very aware of his native culture and identity and hopes that through his artwork he is able to help preserve and pass on this heritage. Mike credits Francis Horne, a master Northwest Coast artist as his main teacher and Charles Edenshaw as his inspiration.
Mike prefers to work in wood, creating superb totem poles, panels, masks and bowls.