Moon Communicator Mask
Artist: Mervyn Child
Kwakwakaw 'wakw, Tlingit, and Nuu- chah-nulth First Nation artist Mervyn Child hand carved and hand painted this amazing cedar mask. This mask features a few different figures, the Human at the top, Kingfisher on the right, main communicator Frog on the bottom and Raven transforming in the middle as the Moon face.
The Moon is a protector and guardian of the people. Moon spirit watches over us and can change the way we feel.
Kingfisher is generally viewed positively, as a messenger and sign of good luck to come. Kingfisher is also a symbol for success and prosperity.
The Frog brings great wealth and is known for its adaptability, knowledge and power as frog travels and lives in two worlds, water and land.
Raven is a creature who created the sun, moon and the stars. Raven symbolizes prestige and knowledge.
Measurements: 24" x 27" x 7"
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About The Artist
Mervyn ChildMervyn is a member of the Kwakiutl people. He lives in his home village of Tsakis, or Fort Rupert, at the North end of Vancouver Island. Mervyn works with his uncle, Calvin Hunt, through the Copper Maker Gallery.
Mervyn's latest works include the carved house front for the new I-Hos Gallery/Giftshop. He also worked on the beautiful canoe, I-Hos, which participated in the Commonwealth Games during the summer of 1994. He is fast developing a reputation as a master carver of Kwakiutl Art. He is well known for his work in masks, totem poles and canoes, as well as his
participation in the traditional cultural ceremonies.