Loon Mask

Original size is 667 × 667 pixels

Alan Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Red cedar and acrylic

7″ x 16″ x 8″


Respected for its knowledge of various realms, Loon is famous for its unique and often haunting voice. Because of Loon’s unique vocal talents, it is held in high regard by Northwest Coast peoples, as voice and words are carriers of power and magic. Loon is associated with Kumugwe’, chief of the under-sea world among the Kwakwaka’wakw. – Respected within his community as a singer and carver, Alan Hunt has worked under the mentorship of master carver Beau Dick. He currently resides in Alert Bay, BC.