Darryl Moore’s Nisga’a name is Gisa-Huut Gibuu, which means “Wolf escaping/going down-river.” He is Laxgibuu/Wolf clan from the family of Gitgigeenix, under the House of Simoogit Nagwa’un. He was born in Terrace, B.C. He has been learning art for the past three years.
He wants to specialize in portraiture, creating masks that bring back the strong features of his people. He wants to develop his form line style of painting in the Nisga’a style for use in cultural practices.
“I see traditional carving and painting as a cultural right and responsibility to be taken seriously and enjoyed by everyone. I consider myself to be very lucky to be in my position. Working with so many talented and dedicated artists allows me to explore the art to my fullest potential.”
Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art
photo courtesy Darryl Moore