Kesu: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer is the beautifully illustrated book that records of the art, life, and influence of Doug Cranmer who called himself a "whittler" or "doodler" but who embodied "Indigenous modern" well before the term had been coined. Cranmer pioneered abstract and non-figurative paintings using Northwest Coast ovoids and U-shapes; embraced the practice of silk-screening on wood, paper, and burlap; and adapted power tools to new applications in art. Cranmer, a long-time teacher and mentor, inspired generations of young Northwest Coast artists in Alert Bay and beyond. Skillfully weaving recollections from his friends and family, facts about his life and examples of his stunning artwork, K'esu is a wide-ranging celebration of Doug Cranmer and his profound influence on Kwakwaka'wakw art. This 160-page exhibition catalogue features 80 colour illustrations. This volume is edited by Jennifer Kramer with the assistance of Gloria Cranmer Webster, and Solen Roth.