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Hawk is the protector and visionary of the air and holds the key to higher levels of consciousness. This powerful animal enables us to awaken visions and inspires a creative life purpose by receiving messages from the universe. Hawks are known for long distance memory and recalling past lives. Hawk has clear sighted vision and is observant, allowing him to see what the future holds.
Wilfred (Wilf) Sampson was born in Hazelton, BC, in 1957 and is one of the Gitxsan tribe. Wilf has designed and carved Northwest Coast Indian Art since 1981. He initially taught himself by looking through books and observing the works of other artists.
Motivated by the beauty of art, as well as the sense of accomplishment, Wilf completed the beginners and advanced carving and design courses at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Art and Design in Hazelton, BC in 1984. While at the school, Wilf honed his talents and skills under Master Artists Walter Harris, Earl Muldoe, Ken Mowatt and Vernon Stevens. Wilf obtained additional inspiration and guidance from realist artist and Native art enthusiast Ron Burleigh.