Glen Henderson is a Port Alberni wildlife wood carver and stone sculptor. Born in 1961 and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, he learned to appreciate nature while growing up surrounded by the beauty of the Precambrian Shield. His father is credited with teaching him patience and taking great pride in workmanship. These two traits are apparent when studying one of Glen’s carvings or sculptures.
Glen’s pieces reflect his love of wildlife; creating three dimensional, free form pieces designed to capture the animals at a specific moment in time. Attention to detail is evident in his work. His inspiration comes from nature itself, whether it’s a crab on the beach or a trout in a stream.
Exotic hardwoods from around the world, in addition to some local species, are transformed into creatures showcasing natural wood grains and colours. Stone sculptures are created from soapstone, alabaster, and other interesting rock such as locally sourced granite and talc.