The Herring Protector Painting
Depicted in this painting is the herring protector, who follows schools of herring each year to ensure their spawn are successful and able to continue without disturbance. This is an adapted, relatively new story, but a vital environmental concern as many First Nations still rely on their herring harvest and strive to protect the herring for future generations.
Born in 1986, Kelsey "KC" Hall grew up in East Vancouver. His work blends his personal style of graffiti art with traditional form line and Heiltsuk language, to create what he calls Neoformline. This unique style puts KC’s work in high demand from special collectors. In 2016, KC was commissioned to design and present a blanket to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to B.C., Canada. KC was also awarded the prestigious Crabtree MacLennan Emerging Artist Award by the BC Achievement Foundation in 2018.