Winadzi (aka Simon Daniel James) has been carving for over 30 years after a lengthy commercial fishing career.
His artistic talents started at a very young age and he has been developing his technique since then. Painting, carving, sculpting and animation are just some of the arts for which Winadzi is known.
He has created several artworks for galleries in North America and has traveled extensively as an artist to many art shows and artistic events.
Winadzi is a co-creator of the “Raven Tales” animated television show and creator of Raven, Eagle and Frog.
Winadzi was invited to carve totem poles in Japan in the summer of 2001 and spent three months there at the Fukushima Future Expo. This was one of his most enjoyable events and eventually he found the love of his life in Fukushima and married his wife Naomi who is from there. Now living on Bowen Island since 2007 with his wife and their baby boy Ryu James and his sister Mizuki.
Winadzi intends to create new artwork inspired by his new home, his new family and his new look at life. Recently Winadzi has been creating craft projects and legacy carvings for schools in many districts.
Winadzi Animation Website: Raven Tales