Karver Everson is a K’omoks and Kwakwaka’wakw artist based out of the Comox Valley. Karver’s art practice is rooted in his culture and the traditional art forms of his ancestry. He has created art his whole life but didn’t start carving until 2013. Karver started his carving journey working with master carver Calvin Hunt and has been carving ever since. He has had a hand in many of the totem poles standing in the Comox Valley today. Last summer (2022), Karver completed his Masters of Fine Arts project, the creation of his house; A cultural adaptation of a traditional Kwakwaka’wakw style house, built as a place for family and community to continue the Komoks and Kwakwaka’wakw culture. Karver is currently working with Junior Henderson of the Wei Wei Kum band in Campbell River. They are collaborating to complete two 14ft Welcome Figures for the Village of Cumberland. Karver’s work stands as a testament to the strength of his people and a beacon that they are still here.
Photography Credit Zac Whyte, @Therangercabin