Isael Shortridge, an accomplishment Tlingit caver, born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, now resides in Washington State where he creates his art. Israel is most well known in his monumental totem poles located throughout the totem parks in S.E Alaska. His commissioned works of art are in private, corporative and public art collections including museums throughout the United State, England, German and Scotland. As a member of the Bear clan of the Tongass tribe of Ketchikan, Alaska, Israel strives to perpetuate his cultural and art. Israel sign his deign in Tlingit. Kinstaadaal, Israel's Tlingit name means, “The Bear That's Standing Up”.