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A lifetime spent studying and working in the Northwest Coast Native style is reflected in the diverse body of Greg Hornerâ€™s work. With work ranging from intricately engraved silver bracelets, cast glass sculpture to monumental totem carvings, Greg continues to expand his artistic voice.
A life-long Alaskan, Greg was introduced to carving at Alaska Indian Arts in 1974. Apprenticed to some of the finest Native and non-native artists in Alaska, he developed a foundation to further explore this art form in wood, metal and print media. "This work evolves out of my own personal experiences and interpretation of traditional Native art forms and imagery. I strive toward originality and the level of craftsmanship that is the legacy of the Northwest Coast Native art." Greg pursued a formal art education in Seattle, graduating from Cornish Institute of Art in 1987.
Greg was given a Tlingit name, â€œSkin Dei,â€ at a Potlach memorial in honor of his mentor, Tlingit elder George Lewis. Greg is currently working in Haines on private commissions and a series of glass sculptures with neon. Teamed with his wife Leigh, they work together year-round in their home in the historic Fort Seward with their children Marley and Elena.