Face Mask by John MarstonFace Mask by John Marston
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Face Mask

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'On the river I was impressed by the strength of the features of the people I encountered while travelling and I wanted to capture the essence of that in a face mask. As my journey progressed and after seeing the beauty of the face painting worn by the welcome dancers in Palembei I felt inspired to add cut outs to the mask to create a similar effect. In recognition of my own heritage there is an abstract design of a kliierwhale. I wanted to honour their world where everything was made from nature by also using materials untouched by the western world.' John Marston

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Location Canada
Region Northwest Coast
Artist John Marston
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2006
Dimensions 13" x 7" x 4" (21.5" x 9" x 8.5" including mount)
Materials & Edition garamut, ebony (nose ring), bush fibre, kwila base

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