Mask - Owl
Artist: Mervyn Child
This stunning Owl mask is hand carved from red cedar and hand painted with acrylic paints by Northwest Coast First Nation artist Mervyn Child.
The Owl is often seen as wisdom, foresight and the keeper of sacred knowledge.
Measurements: 11" x 10 " x 9 1/2"
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.