Corey Bulpitt

Corey Bulpitt is a Haida artist, and is part of the Naikun Raven clan. Corey is related to many great Haida artists and carvers, including his great, great grandfathers Louis Collison and Charles Edenshaw. His mother Maxine Edgars from Masset is an exceptional weaver and his father Monte Stewart Burton is a fisherman and carver of gold and silver.

Sculpting and drawing from a young age while growing up in the Vancouver area, Bulpit graduated from the Langley Fine Arts School in 1996. Returning to Haida Gwaii in 1999, Bulpit apprenticed with his uncle, master carver Christian White, for three years. During this period he began to create masks, paddles, and dance screens for the Massett and Skidegate Dance groups. Bulpit has also worked with notable Haida carver Jim Hart and artist Sharon Hitchcock.

Bulpitt has collaborated with several different artists including Joe David, Dwayne Simeon, Beau Dick and Dempsey Bob to make monumental work. He's also worked on his own solo projects. These include a large spray-paint Mural under the Granville Street Bridge near Granville Island in 2008, a 20' cedar pole for Scouts Canada and a 17' story pole at the Queen Charlotte Lodge in Haida Gwaii. Bulpitt also carved a 14' mortuary-style pole that stands in the Namgis burial ground in Alert Bay. His work is featured in the hugely popular and innovative travelling exhibition "Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture" curated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and is a member of the newly emerged Beat Nation Live arts collective. Bulpitt worked in a variety of formats and mediums and has produced illustrations, murals, jewelry, prints and wood carvings.

4 items

Frog Bowl
Corey Bulpitt (Haida)

Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability ...

Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability to traverse worlds. As the primary spirit helpers of shamans, frogs are communicators and often represent the voice of the people. Frogs were often carved at the top of totem poles to symbolize the communication of warnings or impending danger. Frog is generally given large eyes, prominent lips with a projecting tongue and webbed feet.

$90.00

Hummingbird Panel
Corey Bulpitt (Haida)

Hummingbirds are often described in stories as tiny rainbows. They symbolize love, beauty, wealth...

Hummingbirds are often described in stories as tiny rainbows. They symbolize love, beauty, wealth and prestige. Hummingbirds are known as a symbol of good luck to anyone who sees them. Hummingbird can be distinguished by a long pointed beak and is often shown alongside floral elements.

$11,000.00

Raven Ladle
Corey Bulpitt (Haida)

Design by Corey Bulpitt (Haida).Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a trans...

Design by Corey Bulpitt (Haida).Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.

$95.00

Rebirth Panel
Corey Bulpitt (Haida)

Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability ...

Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability to traverse worlds. As the primary spirit helpers of shamans, frogs are communicators and often represent the voice of the people. Frogs were often carved at the top of totem poles to symbolize the communication of warnings or impending danger. Frog is generally given large eyes, prominent lips with a projecting tongue and webbed feet.

$11,000.00