Ni gana wu:’u (Small Pond) was born on April 4, 1979. He is a member of the Onondaga Wolf Clan. He began carving stone sculptures around 1987, when he was eight years old. With seven older brothers, all of whom carve, it was a natural predilection for him. Bud prefers to use hand tools to create his expressions, like chisels and utility knives.
He often carves images of faces, eagles, and wampum designs. The size of his carvings varies from small pieces to larger works. He finds stone sculpting to be a relaxing activity, and continually tries to make each sculpture better than the last. His sculptures are sold in various galleries around Southern Ontario and have been purchased by the likes of Former President Clinton. Besides the stone sculptures he also carves the wooden masks known as the False Face and the Corn husk masks.
A certified welder, Bud looks forward to joining his old brothers as an ironworker, but hopes to continue developing his art.
This information was provided to Chichester by Bud on October 1, 2010 and is reproduced with his permission.